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Pavement Rehabilitation: Products, Processes, and Strategies

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This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the available technology and tools that make implementing an effective pavement rehabilitation program feasible. A successful pavement rehabilitation program encompasses a full range of rehabilitation strategies as well as maintenance treatments, with the goal of enhancing pavement performance (ride, quality, safety, service life, etc.) and life (LCC, pavement durability). Additionally, the workshop will introduce some new pavement rehabilitation techniques.

Dates & 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 locations on the dates listed below.

  • February 9, 2017—Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, 6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter, MN 56425
  • February 15, 2017—City of Blaine Public Works, 1801 101st Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55449
  • February 17, 2017—MnDOT District 6, 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901


Topics Covered

  • Techniques for asphalt and concrete pavement evaluation, including pavement condition rating
  • Discussion of how to select the best rehabilitation strategy: choose the right process at the right time on the right project
  • Overview of the various rehabilitation processes and their construction practices: asphalt reclamation, cold-in-place recycling, overlays, inlays, and new technology or processes; concrete rehabilitation, overlays, and new technology or processes
  • Overview of material properties: how they are used and how to get the best performance from them
  • Introduction to pavement and network performance measures and specifications

Course Instructors

David Rettner, PE, American Engineering and Testing, has worked with DOTs and local government agencies in several states on pavement rehabilitation, maintenance, and reconstruction projects using concrete, bituminous, and aggregate surfacing materials. As a former MnDOT Pavement, Geotechnical, and Research Engineer and with over 13 years of private sector consulting engineering experience, Rettner provides expertise and experience in the evaluation of pavements as well as the design and successful construction of numerous rehabilitation projects.

Dan Wegman, PE, has worked with DOTs and local governments in several states with pavement rehabilitation and preventive maintenance strategies. As a former MnDOT construction and bituminous engineer and with over fifteen years working as a private sector material supplier and pavement consultant, Wegman provides technical insight with respect to materials, construction, and implementation.



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.

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