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

Pothole Patching Video

Pothole Patching Guide

New England Road Talk Videos

Asset Management

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


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 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

Protecting Workers: OSHA Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace, January 29, 2021

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 COVID-19 Guidance and Directives

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

APWA Coronavirus and the Public Works Community

Staying Connected Working Remotely


Culvert Condition Assessment Manual


Capital and Municipal Budgeting

Funding Resources

MMA-MassDOT Chapter 90 Resources

Chapter 90 Quick Start Guide

Gravel Roads Maintenance

Rants and Raves: Mud Season

Maintenance of Gravel Roads

Rants and Raves from the Road: Grader Operations


Team Dynamics

Time Management

Leadership Showcase

Managing Organizational Politics

Competing Priorities

Communicating as a New Supervisor

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 Resources

Online Training

Baystate Roads Training Videos

See Baystate Roads' extensive selection of training videos.

CLAS Training - Online Training Courses for Local Agencies and Tribal Communities

National Highway Institute

AASHTO Technical Training

APWA eLearning

ADA Transition Plans

FHWA Innovation Exchange Webinars On Demand

AASHTO Plan Reading Basics


Low Cost Safety Improvements for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Improving Safety for Pedestrians and Bicyclists Accessing Transit Guide

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


Sidewalk Paver Base Construction

Sidewalk Repair Near Trees

Snow and Ice Operations

Importance of Brine Concentration 

APWA Brine Fact Sheet

Street Trees

Baystate Roads Street Trees Resources

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


MMCA Budgeting Webinar


Beaver Management with Michael Callahan

Worker Safety

Top Chipper Safety Tips
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