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Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day

Video highlights from the 2015 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 Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 7:00 a.m.) at the Camp Ripley Education Center, 15000 Highway 115, Little Falls, MN 56345.

Topics Covered

  • Cargo securement requirements
  • Changes in CDL driving rules
  • Gravel road maintenance
  • Roadside vegetation management/ditch maintenance
  • Culvert installation, maintenance, and inspection
  • Roadway safety for maintenance operations



  • Register online
  • Register by mail or fax: Download the registration form (268 KB PDF)
  • Cost: $125 (includes parking, refreshments, lunch, and program materials)
  • Registration contact: College of Continuing Education,, 612-625-2900
  • Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

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.


Accommodations are available at Camp Ripley's Education Center Housing. To make a reservation, please call 320-616-3140. The cost is $30 per room per night.


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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