Roadway and Roadside Drainage
A Road Master Qualified Course
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Who Should Attend
Crew leaders including foremen, equipment operators, superintendents of small highway departments, and others who want to gain knowledge of open drainage systems. The course is geared to practical day-to-day operations.
David P. Orr, P.E., is the Director for the Cornell Local Roads Program. Formerly the Deputy Highway Superintendent for Yates County, David has nearly 30 years of road-related experience.
Workshop Locations and Dates
Roadway and Roadside Drainage:
In Person - October 8 - Niagara Co.
Virtual - September 22
Virtual - November 10
Participants taking this course will be
- Contrast the differences in soil behavior in the presences of water (gravel to clay)
- Explain how freezing and thawing changes the characteristics of soils under a pavement
- Choose good candidates for subsurface drains and select proper backfill for said drains
- Select the proper cross section to improve surface drainage off a highway
- Distinguish between reasonable use, common law, and civil law with regard to drainage of surface water
- Design a basic culvert installation and assess when to get help with the design
- Analyze a culvert's maintenance needs
- Differentiate between scraping and cleaning a ditch
- Select the lining / covering for a ditch or slope to reduce erosion while still performing its function
$50 per attendee
Timing of workshops
Workshops typically run from 8.30am to 3pm. Sign-in starts at 8am.
- Workshop Manual: Roadway and Roadside Drainage (pdf)
- Drainage Workshop Video Introduction
- Drainage Video Demonstration