Drainage-El Paso County
Event Date: 3/11/2024
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Chuck Brown Transportation Complex
3275 Akers Drive
***Hosted in Partnership with El Paso 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.
For an in-depth look at erosion prevention, please be sure to take our Erosion & Sediment Control class!
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.
Prior to joining CO LTAP, Kristi worked for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) where she started as a boots-on-the-ground highway maintenance member and then promoted to Lead Worker and eventually Junior Foreman. Kristi worked for a major Colorado construction equipment supplier and was a CDL-A nationwide OTR truck driver, moving into a local position hauling hay to various farms around the state and country.
Kristi, in her spare time, is a huge supporter of the bully breed, spends time with her two dogs, a Dachshund named Jägermeister and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Karma. She works as the treasurer for the local county historical museum and is also involved in photography and reading about local history.