Basics of a Good Road
Cities and towns spend a lot of tax dollars on their infrastructure, yet many miles of road are in poor condition. It is often the case that roads were not constructed for modern traffic loads and volumes and maintenance has been inadequate, resulting in the deterioration of the riding surface and base. There are certain essentials to any good road, whether asphalt or gravel, in cities or the country. Many roads could benefit from a simple condition assessment and the application of the basic principles of design, construction, and maintenance. This workshop will give attendees an understanding of what goes into the construction and maintenance of a good road and how they can implement these principals in their community.
Who Should Attend?
All personnel responsible for the efficient and effective management, rehabilitation, and maintenance of roadways should attend this workshop.
Butch is the Senior Training Instructor for the UNH Technology Transfer Center. He was previously the Maintenance Supervisor for the NHDOT, District 4, and worked with the NHDOT for 32 years. He is a Master Roads Scholar.
Jeff Cathcart has assisted public works departments, DOTs and private entities with their roadway, pavement, departmental and training needs for over 30 years. He has built, rebuilt, reclaimed, recycled, maintained and preserved roadways and pavements in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Florida. Jeff was previously the Director of the RI LTAP Center.
Dates & Locations:
June 27, 2017 – Pittsfield Hilton Garden Inn – 1032 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
June 28, 2017 – Hadley Farms Meeting House – 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035
June 29, 2017 – DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Bedford Glen – 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730
July 11, 2017 – Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott – 75 Felton Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
July 12, 2017 – Holiday Inn Taunton – 700 Myles Standish Boulevard, Taunton, MA 02780