Basics of a Good Road-Devens

Date: 5/22/2018 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Mass Development Training Room
99 Buena Vista Street
Devens, Massachusetts

Capacity:

10/25


Overview

Rescheduled from March 22, 2018 

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.

*This session is open to 3 MassDOT personnel

See the course flyer for more information.

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 cschaedig@ecs.umass.edu at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Kevin Town of Devens DPW
John Town of Devens DPW
Alan Sealcoating, Inc.
Patrick Town of Plainville
Adam Town of Rutland
Christina Town of Chelmsford
James Town of Townsend
Brian Town of Grafton
Dan City of Cambridge
Patrick Town of Holden
Instructors
  • 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.