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Introducing Sarah Sanders, ACPA’s Pavement Engineer

The Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) welcomes Sarah Sanders as our new Pavement Engineer.  In her role with ACPA, Sarah will be working with public agencies, developers, consulting engineers, and contractors in Colorado and Wyoming to provide technical assistance related to concrete pavement design, construction and rehabilitation.  She will be managing the CDOT-ACPA Concrete Pavement Inspector Certification Program and providing additional education to support owners and engineers throughout the two states.  

Sarah is a lifelong Colorado resident and has a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She started her career with Castle Rock Construction Company and progressed to lead their Quality Control Department.  Sarah’s most recent experience is with RockSol Consulting, where she worked as a Concrete Special Inspector and Senior Chief Inspector at Denver International Airport before joining ACPA.  Sarah is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Nevada.   

We’re excited to welcome Sarah Sanders to our team!

Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

Submittals due February 5, 2020

The Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of ACPA invites you to submit nominations for the Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards. These awards are given annually to concrete paving projects of exceptional quality and recognize the owner, engineer, and contractor of each award winning project. All projects in Colorado and Wyoming completed and/or opened to traffic by December 31, 2019 are eligible for consideration. 

All project submittals must be completed online at www.acpa.org/acpa-excellence-in-concrete-paving-awards/, which is on the National ACPA website.  If you do not already have a login, you will need to register as a new user in the box labeled “Online Paving Awards Login.”  After registering you will be able to generate your submittal, upload pictures, and edit your submittal until the submission deadline. You can create your submittal in multiple sessions by going to the link and logging back in using your username and password. Once you are logged in, click on “Begin an Application for a New Project.” Make sure to check the appropriate award category for your project and check “Colorado/Wyoming Chapter – ACPA” as the Local Paving Awards Program you are entering.

For consideration, please submit a completed online nomination form by February 5, 2020. If you have any questions or need further assistance with the online submittal process, please contact Angela Folkestad.

ACPA is Hiring!

We’re looking for a Pavement Engineer to join our staff.  If you have a passion for concrete pavement and are looking for an opportunity to share your knowledge and energy with cities, counties, DOT representatives, and consulting engineers throughout Colorado and Wyoming, we’d like to have you join our team. Our Pavement Engineer is responsible for a broad range of technical and promotional activities, which includes providing education and engineering expertise on concrete pavement design and construction and increasing the market share for concrete pavement products.

If this position description sounds like you, send your statement of interest to cowycareers@pavement.com.

Thank You from the Yes on CC Campaign

Win or lose, one last time from the bottom of our hearts: Thank you. We have a lot to be proud of. This campaign was hard-fought, with plenty of integrity, and a big dose of good humor. We built a winning coalition that will last long beyond this election to help make Colorado a better place. 

Regardless of the outcome, we picked the right fight, got to know each other (and ourselves!) a little better, and pulled together to push for better schools and roads.

It has been a pleasure.

With sincere appreciation and gratitude,

– The Prop CC Team

Invest in Colorado’s Roads & Bridges by Voting Yes on Proposition CC

This article was originally published in the Fall 2019 edition of the Colorado Public Works Journal.

Almost 30 years after narrowly enacting the most restrictive government spending limits in the country, Proposition CC asks Colorado voters to remove the arbitrary revenue limits which have severely limited our ability to invest in our students, our roads and bridges, and to address the needs of our fast-growing state.

Proposition CC was referred to the 2019 statewide ballot by the Legislature and, if passed, authorizes the state to annually keep and spend money collected above the current state limits.


Ballot Question:

“Without raising taxes and to better fund public schools, higher education, and roads, bridges, and transit, within a balanced budget, may the state keep and spend all the revenue it annually collects after June 30, 2019, but is not currently allowed to keep and spend under Colorado law, with an annual independent audit to show how the retained revenues are spent?”


Prop CC continues momentum to invest more in public services that has been building at the local level for years. The overwhelming majority of local governments and school districts have asked and received permission from voters to keep and spend money collected above constitutional limits. That includes:

  • 96% of School Districts (171 of 178 districts)
  • 84% of Counties (51 of 64 counties)
  • 80% of Municipalities (230 of 272 cities)

GOOD FOR EDUCATION.  Though Colorado regularly ranks among the top economies in the country (we are currently ranked No. 1 by US News & World Report), our investment in our K-12 public schools consistently ranks near the bottom.

GOOD FOR TRANSPORTATION.  Nearly 25% of public roads across Colorado are rated as being in “poor” condition and almost 500 bridges have been deemed “structurally deficient.”

GOOD FOR OUR ECONOMY.  Allowing the state to keep and spend revenue above current limits will stimulate more sustainable growth in our economy and help provide the critical services that enable all Coloradans to get ahead.

Join fellow Coloradans who support increased investment for Colorado.  Vote Yes on Proposition CC by November 5th!

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