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Micro/Slurry Surfacing: A Workshop for Practitioners


Micro/slurry has been used in Minnesota since the early 1990s, yet a vast number of agencies have no experience with these products. This workshop will discuss what micro/slurry surfacing is, the differences between the two products, and how and where to use each one. Project selection, development of specifications, and construction details will also be discussed in detail.

Date & Location

Not currently scheduled.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of micro/slurry surfacing
  • Why specifications are important
  • Project selection
  • Calibration
  • Construction details
  • Other uses

Who Should Attend

County or city engineers and their technical staff who have responsibility for designing and/or managing micro/slurry surfacing.

Course Instructor

Thomas Wood has been employed for more than 20 years by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, where he works on pavement preventative maintenance methods with the Office of Materials. He has also worked for Koch Materials Company as a technical representative specializing in surface treatments for hot-mix asphalt pavement.


Informational Contact

Continuing Professional Education, University of Minnesota, 612-624-4754, fax: 612-624-6225, e-mail:


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.

Minnesota LTAP | University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN 55455 | Location & Contact Information