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This course is offered every Fall.

An often-repeated adage in the road construction and maintenance industry is that "the three most important things to understand in building and maintaining roads are 'Drainage, Drainage, and Drainage'!" This critical issue if often ignored when building and maintaining local roads.

When drainage is poor, the best efforts to rehabilitate or maintain roads will bring disappointing results. This class is designed to provide basic drainage information to people who maintain and construct drainage systems along our streets and roads. This course covers: why drainage is important, maintenance aspects, different drainage types, evolution of drainage materials, integrity and strength of sub-grade, effects of moisture, basics of predicting cover, runoff, pulling ditches, and erosion control.


Roads Scholar I

This course is a core class in the Roads Scholar I course track.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for this workshop is $50 per person for employees of government agencies and $75 per person for non-government agencies. Fee includes class handout and lunch. Invoices will be sent upon receipt of registration form. Invoices can be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Cancellation Policy

Please be considerate of those on the waiting list, cancel early if necessary. A full refund will be made if you cancel no later than 3 business days prior to the training day; otherwise, you will forfeit the registration fee.

Special Notes

In order to receive credit for this class, attendees must stay until the end when it is dismissed by the instructor and class certificates are awarded.

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