Useful Links

These links are meant to assist municipalities in finding additional or detailed information on topics of interest.  If any links do not work, please report it to Baystate Roads. If you have additional links you’d like to suggest, please let us know.

UMTC Disclaimer: These educational resources are developed through a variety of programs and services.  While they reflect material and input from various agencies/persons through the development process, some of the information might differ from specifications followed by individual states or agencies.  Always check with your agency’s standards and specifications when using these resources.

Asphalt Paving

Asphalt Paving Inspection Part 1
Asphalt Paving Inspection Part 2
Asphalt Paving Inspection Part 3
Asphalt Overlays: The Four P's
Guide to Getting Smoother Pavement: Highway Fit for a King
NHI-131129 HMA Paving Field Inspection, 4.5 hours 
NHI-131050A (Introduction to) Asphalt Pavement In-Place Recycling Techniques, 2 hrs  
NHI-131117 Basic Materials for Highway and Structure Construction and Maintenance  3 hrs 
NHI-131137 Special Mixture Design Considerations and Methods for Warm Mix Asphalt, 2 hrs 
NHI-131134 Superpave for Construction 3.6 hrs

Asphalt Pavement Principles
An FHWA online video series that highlights the innovation and collaboration that go into modern asphalt pavements. Developed with the cooperation of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), the videos discuss best practices for pavement performance.

Baystate Roads Asphalt Paving Resources

Asset Management

Transportation Asset Management , FHWA/AASHTO 2014, Length 8:22 min

Bicycle

Low Cost Safety Improvements for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Complete Streets

Webinar: Rebalancing Streets for People

Massachusetts Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Portal

Complete Streets: It's About More Than Bike Lanes

Concrete

Concrete Clips
The Office of Pre-construction, Construction, and Pavements (HICP) is developing a series of informational videos called “Concrete Clips” to explore various concrete related topics.  There are 17 videos in this series. Posted on the FHWA's YouTube Channel, under the playlist “Concrete Clips”

COVID-19 Information

Baystate Roads Leadership During Covid-19 Resources

Maintenance & Operations Field Safety and COVID-19 Protection Protocols

Stump the Instructor Webinar Summary, March 23, 2020

Stump the Instructor Webinar Meeting Recording, March 23, 2020

Sudbury DPW Continuity of Operations Plan

Mass.gov COVID-19 Guidance and Directives

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

APWA Coronavirus and the Public Works Community

Staying Connected Working Remotely

Gravel Roads Maintenance

Maintenance of Gravel Roads

Miscellaneous Information

Massachusetts GeoDOT

Kansas DOT Podcasts
Mass DOT 511 Information
Safe Winter Driving Tips
Adopt a Highway
Adopt a Highway Volunteer Safety

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

Baystate Roads MS4 Tools and Rsources

Online Training

National Highway Institute

AASHTO Technical Training

APWA eLearning

ADA Transition Plans

FHWA Innovation Exchange Webinars On Demand

Pedestrians

Low Cost Safety Improvements for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Roadway Safety

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways

Highway Safety: Markings
MassDOT Traffic and Safety Engineering 
Roadway Operations Guideline Video

High Friction Surface Treatments Overview, FHWA/ATSSA 2014, Length 6:04 min

Sidewalks

Sidewalk Paver Base Construction

Sidewalk Repair Near Trees

Street Trees

Anne Lusk - Helping Tree Reach Maturity Presentation

Marc Fournier Tree Trenches Presentation

Tom Smiley Keeping Sidewalks Smooth and Shady Presentation

Comparison of Structural and Non-Compacted Soils for Street Trees

Webinars

Beaver Management with Michael Callahan

MMCA Budgeting Webinar

Worker Safety

Silence is Consent Part 1
Silence is Consent Part 2
North Dakota Flagger Training
WARNING: Exposure to Silica Dust can be Deadly!

Work Zone Safety

Introduction Part 1 (15:34)
Traffic control devices Part 2 (18:19)
Length of Zones Part 3 (15:24)
Typical Applications Part 4 (15:09)
Flagger Operations Part 5 (18:02)
Lunchtime Part 6 (16:09)
Work Zone Safety: Texas DOT
Traffic Control for Maintenance Work Areas Part 1
Traffic Control: Sign Installation & Maintenance
Traffic Control Safety
Utility Safety in Work Zones
Work Zone Traffic Control Reviews, FHWA 2016, Length: 7:46 min
ATSSA’s Work Zone Safety App