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Complementing the one-day Management and Maintenance Practices for Asphalt Pavement Preservation workshop, this CTAP workshop increases participants’ awareness of the various pavement maintenance alternatives available today. It also highlights the benefits of performing preventive maintenance on roadways to extend their service life, improve rideability, and reduce long-term costs. This workshop is continuously supplemented with new information and incorporates best practices from the new Minnesota Best Practices Handbook on Asphalt Pavement Maintenance and Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Field Guide.

Date & Location

This class is available on-demand at your location. To schedule a session, contact Kathleen Schaefer, CTAP instructor, at 651-366-3575 or


Arranged, approximately 4 hours.

Topics Covered

  • Evaluating pavement condition
  • Crack sealing, filling, and repair
  • Correct methods for pothole patching
  • Chip and slurry seals
  • Microsurfacing
  • Seal coats
  • Spray injection patching
  • Selecting the right treatment for the distress
  • New techniques and equipment

Who Should Attend

Street or road superintendents, supervisors, and roadway maintenance workers responsible for asphalt pavement construction or maintenance.



This workshop is presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.