Basics of a Good Road
Road Scholar Eligibility
This class is a fills a Road Scholar (Level 1) requirement.
Length: 4 hours
All roads need the application of basic principles of road design, construction, and maintenance to preserve and increase the life of the road. This workshop will give the attendees an understanding of what goes into the construction and maintenance of a good road. There are certain common essentials to any good road, whether asphalt or gravel-surfaced. Knowing these general concepts will help also help improve maintenance plans to get the most out of a road budget.
Topics covered include: designing for traffic loads and volumes; getting water away from th road; using the best soils available; protecting your investment; designing for winter maintenance; and building on a firm foundation.
- Classroom discussion of principles and information
- Small group discussion
- Scenarios that apply to public works departments
Who Should Attend
- Public Works Directors
- Road Superintendents
- Other County/City/Town Officials
- Road Workers