With one third of our national transportation system being unpaved and a number of the local systems having more miles of unpaved roads than paved, the design and maintenance of that system is a major concern of those agencies. This full day program looks at the service level of the unpaved road to determine the maintenance and materials used to maintain that service level. The student will discuss the hidden costs of an unpaved road to both the agency and the driving public.
As the Service Level of an unpaved road increases, the cost of maintenance increases due to the increasing speed and volume of the traffic. Short of paving that roadway what can an agency use to reduce those maintenance costs? This course looks at the products being used as “Stabilizers”, identifying the family of products and look at the installation, maintenance and environmental impact of the products
By the end of this course the Student will be able to:
- Describe the desirable shape of an unpaved road as why that shape will extend the service life of that road,
- Discuss the hidden costs of unpaved roads,
- Explain when an organization may need to look at using other materials to reduce maintenance costs,
- Understand the different families of Stabilizers and the questions that need to be asked when talking to the Salesman.
Course Content Includes
- Service Levels of Unpaved Roads
- Materials used, Free is not always free.
- How roadside features affects the life of the road.
- The Stabilizer Family and methods of installation.