Basics of a Good Road-Sunderland

Date: 5/16/2018 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Sunderland Public Safety Complex
105 River Road
Sunderland, Massachusetts




Rescheduled from March 14th

Course Description
Cities and towns spend a lot of tax dollars on their infrastructure, yet many miles of road are in poor condition. It is often the case that roads were not constructed for modern traffic loads and volumes and maintenance has been inadequate, resulting in the deterioration of the riding surface and base.
There are certain essentials to any good road, whether asphalt or gravel, in cities or the country. Many roads could benefit from a simple condition assessment and the application of the basic principles of design, construction, and maintenance. This workshop will give attendees an understanding of what goes into the construction and maintenance of a good road and how they can implement these principals in their community.

Target Audience
All personnel responsible for the efficient and effective management, rehabilitation, and maintenance of roadways should attend this workshop.

See the course flyer for more information.

*This session is open to 3 MassDOT personnel

This event is accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Cindy Schaedig at 413-577-2762 or at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge.

First Name Affiliation
George Town of Sunderland
Shane Town of Sunderland
Keith Town of Whately
Brian Town of Whately
Casey City of Westfield
Heather Town of Southbridge
Fran City of Westfield
Matthew Town of Southbridge
David Town of Leverett
Matthew City of Westfield
Jason Town of Hadley
Billy Town of Hadley
Tim Town of Harvard
Chris Town of Rutland
Mitchell Town of Gill
Christopher Town of Belchertown
Mark Town of Ware
John Town of Gill
Chuck Town of Ware
Dawn City of Agawam
Brett Town of Colrain
Gordon City of Leominster
Kevin Town of Deerfield
Doug Town of Whately
Vincent Town of Longmeadow
Jason Town of Conway
Scott Town of Colrain
Ron Town of Conway
Michael City of Westfield
Chuck Town of Deerfield
  • Jeff Cathcart
    Consultant at UMTC UMass Amherst

    Jeff Cathcart has assisted public works departments, DOTs and private entities with their roadway, pavement, departmental and training needs for over 30 years. He has built, rebuilt, reclaimed, recycled, maintained and preserved roadways and pavements in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Florida.