Video highlights from the 2018 event

This annual 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

This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Otter Tail County Highway Facility, 23600 County Hwy 1, Fergus Falls, MN.

Topics Covered

  • Chainsaw & chipper safety
  • Vegetation management
  • Chip sealing, crack sealing & pothole patching
  • Gravel road maintenance & design
  • Load securement & safety
  • Culvert installation & maintenance
  • Equipment demonstrations

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.


Rooms have been reserved at special rates for the evening of May 13, 2020, at the following hotels:

  • Country Inn and Suites, 925 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, 218-739-2211 ($96 per night, plus tax)
  • AmericInn, 526 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, 218-739-3900, ($94 per night, plus tax)

To make a reservation, please call your selected hotel directly and mention that you are an attendee of the LTAP Demo Day event. Reserve by April 13, 2020 to guarantee the special rate.


1.0 Roads Scholar Program credit.

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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 and Professional Studies at the University of Minnesota.