Inspections and Getting Ready for Summer

As we look forward to the coming of the construction season and put thoughts of winter behind us, we need to determine what winter damage has occurred and the extent of other work to be done. Inspecting each of our roads can help identify necessary repairs, provide protection if brought into court and help plan for slack time.

It is important to keep a record of all inspections and work done on your roads. Once you have identified any needed repairs on your roads, make sure to document the actions taken to fix them, along with when the inspection was done and when the work was completed. To help with this, you can use the checklist on the next page. Make a separate copy for each of your roads. File a blank copy of this checklist for future use, along with the completed copies, and all other repair documentation. These records will not only help to keep track of your own work, but they can help to protect you in the future should any inquiries be made or any legal action taken against your agency or municipality.

This checklist is based on the one presented in the Winter 1997 issue of Nuggets & Nibbles, which was prepared by David P. Orr, P.E., CLRP’s Senior Engineer.

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