The American Concrete Pavement Association is offering a free web-based seminar covering important details designed to assist agencies, contractors, and others interested in optimizing roadway stimulus investments.

The webinar is scheduled for Monday, March 9, at 10:00 a.m. CST. This presentation will discuss how state and local agencies can maximize the return on their federal roadway "stimulus" dollars by selecting long-term sustainable pavement solutions among the "shovel ready" projects.

The economic stimulus legislation presents an opportunity for agencies and contractors to address some of the critical needs of our nation's surface transportation infrastructure while putting Americans back to work. This webinar will highlight how you can maximize the positive impact of that investment. This informational, web-based session will answer some of the most pressing questions associated with the highway construction portion of the current economic stimulus initiative.

Examples of common questions include: What does the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) really provide for in terms of highway infrastructure funding? What are the state-by state dollar amounts and time limits? How are states currently planning on spending that money? How can the money be best spent considering both the current needs and future funding? Is the planned investment mixture of projects really going to have the desired effect? How can we make sure it is truly successful in the short term, as well as a wise investment in the long term. Hear from representatives of both national and state associations and agencies about the opportunities that are afforded with this significant federal investment in highway infrastructure.

Also, hear how long-lasting concrete pavements and overlays fit within this picture. See examples of what some states have done to make these kinds of projects simpler to design and construct. Other opportunities with pavement preservation options also will be discussed.

About this Webinar...This 60-minute free webinar will cover:

  • The ARRA highway infrastructure funding amounts.
  • Details surrounding the timeline for implementation.
  • What the mix of roadway projects currently looks like in several states.
  • What some states/municipalities are planning to do with the highway money.
  • An overview of long-lasting concrete overlays as a solution
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  • Examples of quick and simple plans and designs of pavement rehabilitation options.
  • Further resources regarding ARRA and long-term pavement solutions.

Date and Time ... This 60-minute free webinar will be held Monday March 9th, 2009. The start time is 10:00 a.m. CST. Please allow one-and-a-half hours for the presentation, as well as questions and answers.

There is no charge for this webinar, but you must register in advance to be able to participate. To resgister, visit ACPA's website at Once there, scroll down the page to find, "WEBINAR: Optimizing your Roadway 'Stimulus' Dollars!" The web-based system will allow you to register for this webinar online, as well to receive reminders in advance of our formal program.

Participants requiring assistance with registration should contact Debbie Becker at 847-972-9802 or by e-mail at