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View from the Road - February 2018

David Orr PE, Director, CLRP











A network of contacts can be vital in any job. Networks help you when there is a crisis, answer questions when they come up, provide advice on a problem, commiserate on shared issues, or just act as an important group of friends. Talking face-to-face helps us realize that despite our differences, we are all in this together. Thanks to one of our partners, the NYS Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, we were able to attend a meeting with the officers from the county-level highway officials associations across New York State. We let them know about our offerings for 2018 and asked them for their help in reaching out to new highway officials. More importantly we expanded, continued, and strengthened our contacts across New York State. We were most impressed with the strong attendance at this meeting. Please thank your officers for attending.

Get involved with the groups you are part of at work, at home, and in your community. It will be a lot of work, but the rewards will be greater than you can imagine!

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Registration for 2018 Spring Workshops is now open!

Stormwater Management

  • 3/27/18 - Suffolk County
  • 3/28/18 - Putnam County
  • 4/25/18 - St. Lawrence County
  • 4/26/18 - Saratoga County

Running Your Highway Department

  • 4/3/18 - Niagara County
  • 4/4/18 - Ontario County
  • 4/5/18 - Tioga County
  • 5/1/18 - Rockland County
  • 5/2/18 - Montgomery County
  • 5/3/18 - Lewis County

Powers and Duties

  • 4/3/18  -  Orange County
  • 4/4/18  -  Columbia County
  • 5/2/18  -  Livingston County
  • 5/3/18  -  Tompkins County
  • 5/16/18 - Essex County
  • 5/17/18 - Oneida County

Pavement Maintenance

  • 4/24/18 - Chemung County
  • 4/25/18 - Monroe County
  • 4/26/18 - Cattaraugus County
  • 5/22/18 - Dutchess County
  • 5/23/18 - Delaware County
  • 5/24/18 - Herkimer County

Local Roads Done Right

  • 4/10/18 - Clinton County
  • 4/11/18 - Schenectady County
  • 4/12/18 - Ulster County
  • 5/8/18  -  Erie County
  • 5/9/18  -  Seneca County
  • 5/10/18 - Broome County

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Additional Information available here

CLRP announces Build a Better Mousetrap Competition for local New York State Highway & Public Works Departments

Show off you or your team’s creative talents in a statewide competition featuring local innovative solutions to everyday problems faced by highway and public works departments.

  • Deadline for entry is March 12th.
  • Entry form available here.
  • Contest rules, dates, and details available here.

2018 Cornell Local Roads Program CAMP Summer Intern Registrations Open

  • Information on the Cornell Asset Management Program Summer Intern Project, a downloadable brochure and registration form available here.

2018 APWA Annual Conference

  • The 2018 state conference will be held April 11th-13th in Buffalo. Details available on the APWA website.

Other Training

  • Dig Safety New York hosting nine free Excavator Safety Seminars across New York State. Schedule and registration information available here.
  • Capital District Celebration of National Engineers Week. February 15th & 16th in Saratoga Springs, NY Call for seminars - contact Jen Miller -
  • FHWA Innovation Exchange Webinar Gravel Road maintenance - February 14th
    1pm-2:30pm EST
  • FHWA Innovation Exchange Webinar Tools for Pavement Preservation - HOW - February 22nd 1pm-2:30pm EST

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