Drainage - Gunnison
Event Date: 10/24/2022
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gunnison County Public Works
195 Basin Park Drive
**Hosted in partnership with the Gunnison County**
- Understanding of how water gets into the roadway
- How the freezing temperatures and traffic impact the roadway
- Methods for keeping the water out of the roadway and draining it away
- Maintenance that should be performed on the drainage system
- Affects of Forest or Range fires on the drainage system
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 is often ignored when building and maintaining local roads.
With Roadway Drainage, the saying “Pay me now or pay me later” is absolutely true but the cost later is going to be a lot higher. Do your roadways have soft spots?, turn into mud holes in the spring?, or do High School kids come to your road for mud bogging? If so, you may have a drainage problem. The challenge for most agencies is keeping the moisture out from under the roadway; because it is this water that makes the subgrade soft and destroys the roadway. On average, most agencies will spend 25% of their budget remedying drainage issues, but is often the most overlooked item in your maintenance plan.
This class is designed to provide basic drainage information for people who maintain and construct drainage systems along our streets and roads and will benefit all employees, foremen, and supervisors.
This course is a CORE class in the Roads Scholar I course track and required for graduation. Click above for more details.
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 any class handouts and lunch. Registration can be paid online, or via invoice upon special request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
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.
ROB MCARTHUR is a semi-retired public administrator with 40 years of experience in the Highway Transportation and Maintenance Industry working his way to Colorado from Alaska following the Continental Divide. Having expertise in Diesel Mechanics and Avalanche Mitigation augmenting a background in Business Management, he has been educated at three universities and two colleges including most recently a degree in Highway Maintenance Management. He is dedicated to educating the next generation of Highway Maintenance professionals as an adjunct instructor with Front Range Community College and Colorado LTAP while maintaining employment as an HEO with Douglas County. He is motivated by students willing to question and adults with learning disabilities. His background in low-volume gravel roads has led to participation with FHWA, AASHTO, CDOT, LTAP, and other transportation authorities as an SME.
|Government Employee: $50.00||Register
|Non-government employee: $75.00||Register