As The Road Connection continues its nine-month tour across the country, the truck will be stopping at The National Pavement Expo in Memphis, Tenn. to educate attendees about the need for federal infrastructure funding.
The National Pavement Expo will take place at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, February 16th â€“ 18th, 2012. The three-day conference program includes numerous workshops and seminars, as well as an exhibit hall featuring the latest products, services, equipment and technology available to paving and pavement maintenance professionals.
The Road Connection team hopes to educate road construction professionals about the benefits that a long-term transportation reauthorization bill would provide to the industry. Andrew Gillman, one of the two men taking the message across the country said The Road Connection is geared towards raising awareness about the need to fix Americaâ€™s roads and bridges.
â€śWe really need to convince people that roads arenâ€™t something that we can take for granted anymore,â€ť he explained.
Roads and bridges in the United States were given a grade of D-minus by the American Society of Civil Engineers in its last study, and most industry experts agree that we need the federal government to invest in transportation infrastructure. â€śThe time to act is now. Itâ€™s extremely important to get our country back to work by rebuilding our roads,â€ť said Gillman.