This course focuses on the strategies that anchor effective management of gravel roadways, with emphasis on condition evaluation, data collection, data analysis, and decision-making activities unique to gravel road assets. The course concludes with a detailed case example of the development and application of a gravel road asset management program.
Local agencies and tribal governments need to know how their gravel roads perform and the different types of feasible maintenance, preservation, and rehabilitation options to ultimately maximize the value of their gravel roadway investments. The first step in this vital strategy is to comprehend the unique requirements of managing gravel road assets.
Asset management practices enable agencies to reduce the cost of maintenance, improve overall conditions, identify most traveled routes, and support decision-making and process efficiencies.
- Introduction to Managing Gravel Roadways
- Evaluating Gravel Road Assets
- Collecting Evaluation Data
- Implementing a Gravel Roads Management System
Who Should Take This Course
This course is intended for a variety of positions within local agencies and tribal governments, focused on those in decision-making roles and those providing input and information in support of decision-makers.
Accessing the Course
This training is offered via the course management system Canvas. Upon completing your online registration, you will receive an email confirmation. To access the course, please visit Canvas and login with your University of Minnesota internet ID and password. Once you have been enrolled, your course will appear on your Canvas dashboard.
If for any reason you do not have access to the course after enrolling, please contact Katherine Stanley at email@example.com for assistance.
Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer work best for this course.
- Students will earn 0.5 Roads Scholar Program Maintenance Certificate credit. To earn this credit, students are required to send a copy of the course completion certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To the best of our knowledge, this course meets the continuing education requirements for 3.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available on the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID website.
This course is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Course curriculum was developed and compiled by FHWA Center for Local Aid Support in conjunction with a technical advisory panel of experts including local agencies and state DOTs.