Gravel Roads: When the Dust Settles - Dalton

Date: 6/25/2019 8:00 AM - 6/25/2019 2:30 AM

Location: Dalton Fire Department
20 Flansburg Ave
Dalton, Massachusetts

Capacity:

19/30


Overview

Topics discussed will include
• Crown and slope control
• Proper blade technique
• Grader operations
• The benefits of dust control
• Drainage effects on gravel roads

The workshop will also include a site visit and
inspection of a gravel road.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Glenn Town of Dalton
Brandon Town of Dalton
Pamela Innovative Surface Solutions
Peter Town of Richmond
Ed Town of Richmond
Scott Town of Hinsdale
Bud Town of Hinsdale
Brian Town of Richmond
John Town of Dalton
Jeff Town of Heath
Rick Town of Richmond
Zachary Town of West Stockbridge
Jason Town of Heath
John Town of West Stockbridge
John Town of Dalton
Michael Town of Heath
Dohn Town of Heath
Barton Town of Hinsdale
Curt Town of West Stockbridge
Instructors
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst

     Michael Smith is the Baystate Roads Technical Training Specialist. He was a Highway Superintendent for 20 years where he developed and implemented modern road maintenance techniques. Mike was responsible for day to day operation and long range planning for the municipality.

    Before retiring in 2015, Mike was also a firefighter for 34 years. He is a lifelong resident of Heath, Massachusetts, whose teaching style includes a healthy portion of humor and student interaction. Mike can be reached at: mdsmith@umass.edu