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Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day

Video highlights from the 2013 event

This one-day event, which replaced the Spring Maintenance Training Expo in 2012, focuses exclusively on education and technology exchange through classroom sessions and outdoor demonstrations. Attendees learn about the latest practices, innovations, and research related to Minnesota’s roadway maintenance operations.

Date and Location

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.) on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Alexandria Technical and Community College Law Enforcement Center, 1601 Jefferson St., Alexandria, MN 56308


Topics covered by classroom sessions and outdoor demos will include:

  • Cargo securement requirements
  • Changes in CDL driving rules
  • Gravel road maintenance
  • Roadside vegetation management
  • Asphalt pavement maintenance and preservation

To view the full event schedule, please download the event brochure (922KB PDF)



Who Should Attend

Maintenance operators, supervisors, and transportation and research implementation personnel from township, tribal, city, county, and state agencies who are seeking continued education and knowledge-building opportunities.

Become a sponsor

Organizations interested in supporting this event can sign up to become a sponsor for a fee of $100. Sponsor information will appear in our sponsor brochure, and your business name and contact information will be listed on our website and on a poster located inside the main participant area. 

If you are also interested in attending the event, please register as a participant for an additional fee of $125. With questions, please contact Teresa Washington at 612-624-3745 or


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2705 South Broadway Street, Alexandria, MN 56308 at a rate of $89.95 plus tax. To receive the special rate, please call the hotel directly at 320-763-3360 by May 1, 2014, and identify yourself as a participant of the University of Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day.


1.0 Roads Scholar Program elective credit.

Previous Events


The Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day is sponsored by Minnesota LTAP, the Minnesota Department of TransportationMinnesota Local Road Research Board, and the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the  American Public Works Association/Minnesota Chapter and Minnesota Street Superintendents Association.

Facilitated by the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota.

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