Roadway and Roadside Drainage
- Workshop Manual: Roadway and Roadside Drainage (pdf)
- A Roadmaster qualified course
- How to Request a Workshop
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.
Geoffrey Scott, P.E., is the Technical Assistance Engineer for the Cornell Local Roads Program. Geoffrey has over 13 years working as a consultant to municipalities preparing stormwater related design plans for roadways, drainage systems, and erosion control plans, and has developed and maintained multiple Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for municipal facilities and construction projects in New York and Connecticut.
- Extent of drainage problems
- Properties and effects of soil and subsurface water
- What subsurface drains do not do
- Purpose of cross section elements and maintenance techniques
- How to maintain, inspect, and install culverts
- Purpose and maintenance of ditches
- Types of erosion and ways to reduce erosion
The bottom line
Manage and prevent drainage issues to maintain your roads in the best condition possible.
$50 per attendee
Timing of workshops
Workshops typically run from 8.30am to 3pm. Sign-in starts at 8am.