Pavement Preservation Concentration
Maintaining and preserving roadways is one of a local agency’s most critical jobs. It requires striking a balance between the agency’s roadway network goals, resource availability, and stakeholder expectations.
A successful preservation program allows an agency to make the best use of its resources and extend the life of the pavement. The Pavement Preservation Concentration supports development of a successful preservation program. It does so by teaching important decision-making concepts and practices. Skills developed during this module include:
- Interpreting pavement information to identify appropriate preservation candidates.
- Selecting the right treatment at the right time for pavement.
- Identifying design, construction, and inspection practices that result in quality treatment construction.
The Pavement Preservation Concentration requires completion of the following courses.
- Project Selection: What Pavements Are Good Candidates for Preservation? (Virtual, 3 hours)
- Selecting the Right Pavement Preservation Treatments (Virtual, 2.5 hours)
- Treatment Construction and Inspection: How Do You Build Treatments That Last?
- Chip Seal Best Practices (Virtual, 2 hours)
- Constructing a Quality Crack Treatment (Virtual, 2 hours)
- Constructing Thin Surface Treatments for Asphalt Pavements (Virtual, 2 hours)
- Pothole Patching and Repair (Virtual, 2 hours)
A certificate is issued upon completion of the courses. Completion of these courses also satisfies the Road Scholar program's elective requirements.