The Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day, an annual offering from Minnesota LTAP, was held this year in Alexandria on May 15.

“A big thanks to Douglas County and Alexandria Technical College for their hospitality,” says Mindy Carlson, Minnesota LTAP program manager. “The county contributed much of the equipment, materials, and elbow grease, and Alex Tech provided the facility.”

In classroom sessions and outdoor demonstrations, students learned about cargo securement requirements, changes in CDL driving rules, gravel road maintenance, roadside vegetation management, and asphalt pavement maintenance and preservation.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, and the Federal Highway Administration, along with Minnesota LTAP, sponsored the training in partnership with the Minnesota Chapter of the American Public Works Association and the Minnesota Street Superintendents Association. The University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education facilitated the event.