Asphalt Pavement Alliance debuts blog for West Coast and Pacific region

The PacCoast Smooth Ride Sentinel will raise awareness about asphalt innovations, sustainability and opportunities.

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA), Orange Park, Florida, has debuted a new resource of information from the West Coast and Pacific region for the asphalt industry, the PacCoast Smooth Ride Sentinel blog. The blog is managed by the APA Pacific Coast Regional Council and draws information from state asphalt pavement associations and asphalt mix producers in the region.

“The blog gives a great overview of what asphalt paving companies are doing from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest and out into the Pacific,” Jon Young, executive director for the Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI), Honolulu, Hawaii, says.

The PacCoast Smooth Ride Sentinel can be found at

The blog seeks to share articles that are informative and interesting, educational and people oriented to help road owners and users better understand what the asphalt pavement industry is doing across the region. It is also created to help raise public awareness about asphalt pavement innovations, sustainability efforts and career opportunities. To make the site easy to use, articles are searchable by location and topic.

“People use asphalt roads every day, but they rarely give thought to the material beneath their wheels,” Amy Miller, APA national director, says. “The PacCoast Smooth Ride Sentinel is a great tool for helping people learn more about the importance of asphalt pavements as part of our nation’s infrastructure.”

The APA has five regional councils that bring together members of the asphalt industry to work on issues of concern throughout the region. The Pacific Coast Regional Council covers Alaska, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, the Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon and Washington state.