MO/KS ACPA Hosts Conference

By Curt Grandia | September 28, 2010

With its theme "Concrete: More Economical Than Ever!," the Missouri/Kansas Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (MO/KS ACPA) held its 27th Annual Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Conference Feb. 27–March 1 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The conference, which drew more than 725 members and associates, included Back-to-Basics educational sessions, reviews of interesting area concrete projects, and updates from KDOT, MoDOT and FHWA.

During the Paving Awards Luncheon held Feb. 28, the association recognized the area's best concrete projects completed in 2006 in Kansas and Missouri. Also during the luncheon, Frank Keeling was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedicated service and leadership through the years.

Keeling, president and CEO of Precision Tractor & Equipment, Inc., has served on the association's board of directors since the group was formed in 1987 and served continuously as treasurer until last year. He has also held numerous positions of responsibility in the national ACPA and construction equipment trade associations.

Contractor winners of the Paving Awards, jointly sponsored by MO/KS ACPA, KDOT and MoDOT are as follows.


Interstate/4-Lane Divided (Rural)

Koss Construction Company for its reconstruction of Interstate 70 in Dickinson County

Interstate/4-Lane Divided (Urban)

Cornejo Construction for its work on the East Kellogg/Woodlawn Interchange in Wichita

State and Primary Roads

Koss Construction Company for the 150th Road and U.S. 75 Interchange in Jackson County

City Streets (>20,000 SY)

Pavers, Inc. for Denison Avenue Improvements in Manhattan

City Streets (<20,000 SY)

Smoky Hill, LLC for its Downtown Revitalization and Streetscape in Solomon

Parking Areas

Loch Sand & Construction Company for the Hy-Vee Food and Convenience Store at 119th and Ridgeview in Olathe

Industrial Roads

Permanent Paving, Inc. for the Everest Road Extension in Kansas City

Reliever/General Aviation

Dobson Brothers Construction Company for the new Runway 18–36, Connecting Taxiway and Turnarounds at Syracuse-Hamilton County Municipal Airport

Concrete Overlays

Smoky Hill, LLC for 1st Street Renovations in Abilene

Smoothest Day's Paving

Koss Construction Company on the U.S. 69 expansion and reconstruction in Linn County


Interstate/4-Lane Divided (Rural)

Fred Weber, Inc. for Route 40 and Highway N in St. Charles County

Interstate/4-Lane Divided (Urban)

Fred Weber, Inc. for the Route 367 Freeway Conversion in St. Louis County

State and Primary Roads

Ideker, Inc., for a new alignment of Route 13 in Ray County

Urban Arterials/Collectors

Millstone Bangert, Inc. for the North 5th Street Extension in St. Charles

City Streets (>20,000 SY)

J.M. Fahey Construction Company for KC Live Street Improvements-Phase 2 in downtown Kansas City

City Streets (<20,000 SY)

Fred Weber, Inc. for the Creve Coeur Mill Road and Olive Boulevard Intersection Improvements

County Roads

Loch Sand & Construction Company for the Polk Township Road Improvement Project Phase 2

Parking Lots

Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. for the Interstate 44 westbound Rest Area in Franklin County

Commercial/Military Airports

Loch Sand & Construction Company for the reconstruction of Runway 1–19 at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City

Reliever/General Aviation Airports

Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. for Parallel Taxiway Construction at North Central Missouri Regional Airport

Concrete Pavement Restoration

Highway Services, a Division of Penhall Company, for restoration on Route 370 in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties

Concrete Overlays — Highways

Progressive Contractors, Inc. for the westbound Interstate 44 unbonded overlay in Crawford County

Concrete Overlays — City

J.M. Marschuetz Construction Company for the Crestview Middle School Parking Lot Rehabilitation

Pervious Concrete Pavement

Towe Construction Company, Inc. for the James River Linear Trail Construction at Lake Springfield Park

Smoothest Day's Paving

Loch Sand & Construction Company on its work at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City

All of the 2006 award winning projects have been forwarded to the American Concrete Pavement Association to compete at the national level and the winners will be recognized during ACPA's annual convention in December.

Last year, three MO/KS ACPA winners went on to win silver awards at the national level: Koss Construction Company; APAC-Kansas; and Millstone Bangert, Inc.