Gravel Road Maintenance and Design

Error message

Notice: Undefined index: string in ctools_context_create_string() (line 51 of /itss/local/home-new/ttap/public_html/sites/all/modules/ctools/plugins/contexts/string.inc).

This one-day workshop helps supervisory personnel and operators better understand the materials, techniques, equipment needed for maintaining gravel roads, and review new techniques and ideas in gravel road maintenance. Slides, videos, and group discussions will help attendees learn from real-world examples and benefit from the exchange of information with instructors and other attendees.

Date & Location

This workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at the specified locations on the dates listed below.

  • April 11, 2017—MnDOT District 6, 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • April 12, 2017—Days Inn Victorian Conference Center, 1000 Highway 7 West, Hutchinson, MN 55350
  • April 19, 2017—Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, 6967 Lake Forrest Road, Baxter, MN 56425

Registration

Topics Covered

  • The latest in gravel road maintenance techniques
  • How to reduce washboarding
  • How to choose good sources of gravel
  • How to shape a gravel road, including a proper crown and shoulder
  • Gravel road and equipment safety
  • Gravel gradation
  • How to control dust
  • How to select the right equipment and cutting edges
  • Fabric stabilization of weak road-base conditions
  • How to develop a road improvement program
  • Gravel road stabilization with Otta Seal or calcium chloride
  • Review of gravel road maintenance equipment

Who Should Attend

Supervisors, operators, and township officials responsible for maintaining gravel roads and anyone interested in gravel road maintenance.

Course Instructors

John Okeson has more than 40 years experience in operations, supervision, and management for a rural county highway department. He has served 20 years as a township supervisor and retired from Becker County Highway as superintendent after 42 years. He presently serves as a Becker County Commissioner.

Credit

Sponsors

This workshop is presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.

Publish On: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:45