Road Maintenance

A Snow Plow - Cool!

This half-hour lesson addresses safety around snowplows. It is designed for 2nd and 3rd grade children and was produced by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Local Road Research Board (LRRB).

Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Inspection: Crushing and Shaping

This video looks at HMA base crushing and shaping as covered by the standard specifications.  It examines the subject in terms of preparations for the work, materials and equipment used, work steps followed, and key inspections required including documentation.

Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Inspection: Rubblizing

This video program shows preparations for rubblizing, materials and equipment used, and other construction steps, and the related construction concerns including documentation.

Highway Work Zone Safety Series

Traffic Control Safety: Understand the proper procedures for installing and maintaining effective traffic control through a highway work zone. Learn to recognize dangerous situations and increase awareness of potential hazards while performing work assignments.
Utility Safety in Work Zones: Learn to recognize the marking indicators and dangers of the five major utilities-gas, telecommunications, electric, water, and sewer. Also reviews the consequences of disruptions.

Road Repair: Do the Right thing at the Right Time

This video discusses the causes and consequences of pavement break up, how rehabilitation decisions are made, and the rehabilitation alternatives. Also covered is a cost bene-fit comparison of the rehabilitation choices.
Available on YouTube

Pothole Repair: Proven Practices

This video is intended for street maintenance workers who repair potholes for municipal, county, and state highway agencies. It provides an overview of the causes of potholes and repair methods.
Available on YouTube

Road Blading-Forest Style

This video is designed to be viewed by contractors, State, County, or other cooperating agencies and Force Account Road Blading operators for the purpose of sharing the Forest Service philosophy and practices when maintaining forest roads.

Sealcoat - PASER

This video is intended to help local officials plan the maintenance and overall management of sealcoat roads. It discusses common problems and typical repairs and presents a simple system for evaluating and rating sealcoat roads.

Utility Cuts in Paved Roads: Part 1 & 2

Two part presentation focuses on making utility cuts in paved roads effectively and safely with minimal traffic disruption.
Available on YouTube - Video 1
Available on YouTube - Video 2

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