Video highlights from the 2015 event

This one-day event, which replaced the Spring Maintenance Training Expo in 2012, focuses exclusively on education and technology exchange through classroom sessions and outdoor demonstrations. Attendees learn about the latest practices, innovations, and research related to Minnesota’s roadway maintenance operations.

Date and Location

The next event is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds, 7223 Fairgrounds Rd NW, in Bemidji, MN.

Topics Covered

  • Gravel road maintenance: Motor-grader operations for blading techniques and safety, material identification, and grader equipment and maintenance.
  • Vegetation: Vegetation management, chainsaw safety, noxious weed identification, and tree trimming.
  • CDL and load securement: CDL requirements/updates, cargo securement tools/heavy equipment and machinery, and working load limits and tie downs.

Who Should Attend

Maintenance operators, supervisors, and transportation and research implementation personnel from township, tribal, city, county, and state agencies who are seeking continued education and knowledge-building opportunities.

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1.0 Roads Scholar Program credit.

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The Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day is sponsored by Minnesota LTAP, the Minnesota Department of TransportationMinnesota Local Road Research Board, and the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the  American Public Works Association/Minnesota Chapter and Minnesota Street Superintendents Association.

Facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Minnesota.