Pavement Preservation for HMA Pavements: Crack Sealing, Chip Sealing, and Microsurfacing
This workshop will provide attendees with current best practices on pavement preservation methods, including design and construction. The workshop structure encourages open discussion and allows attendees to share their experiences and concerns. After attending this workshop, participants should be able to select, design, and construct HMA pavement preservation projects.
Dates and Locations
This workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at the specified location on each of the dates listed below.
- April 5, 2023—Beltrami County Administration Building, 701 Minnesota Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
- April 11, 2023—Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23rd St. NE, Willmar, MN 56201
- April 18, 2023—Rochester Public Works and Transit Operation Center, 4300 East River Road NE, Rochester, MN 55906
- Cost: $75
- Please note: There is no registration fee for Minnesota public works personnel who are members of a tribal nation or who work for a tribal nation. Contact Katherine Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-626-1023 to register.
- Registration contact: Samantha Redmond at email@example.com
Please let us know how we can ensure that this workshop is inclusive to you. What accommodations or access needs can we help facilitate? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org when you register to help us provide you with the best access.
- How and why pavement cracks
- Why treating pavement cracks is important
- Methods to limit/reduce and treat pavement cracking
- Clean and seal
- Rout and seal
- Sealants: uses, selection, and estimated quantities
- Recommended practices
- Dealing with large cracks
- Leveling or smoothing cupped cracks
- Parking lots
- Recreational trails
Chip Sealing and Microsurfacing
- Why do pavement preservation
- Project selection and design
- Construction best practices
- Fog sealing
Who Should Attend
County or city engineers or their technical staff who have responsibility for designing and/or managing pavement preservation projects.
Thomas Wood has worked in road construction and maintenance for more than 40 years. He has a mix of public and private service experience. For the last 21 years, he has worked on pavement preservation treatments, specializing in emulsion base methods. He also teaches classes for Minnesota LTAP and the National Center for Pavement Preservation. Wood retired from MnDOT in July 2016 after more than 28 years of service. He currently works for WSB & Associates, continuing to promote the use of pavement preservation as a method to extend pavement life.
- 1.0 Roads Scholar Program Maintenance Certificate credit.
- To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 6.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is online.
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.