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View from the Road – David Orr, PE

October - 2019

2018 Bridge Conference Calendar Photo Submitters

This month marks the 25th Statewide Conference on Local Bridges, held in collaboration with the New York State Department of Transportation and support from the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association, Federal Highway Administration, and several professional associations.

The "Bridge Conference" is a great example of innovation and collaboration. It has helped with communication between those who own and maintain bridges across the state, improved the quality of local bridges, and helped create a community working together to serve the citizens of New York State.

Rich Marchione has retired from NYSDOT, but we want to thank him and all of the folks with NYSDOT for helping support the Conference over the years. If only technical information was shared, the conference would already be valuable, but overcoming barriers to communication and creating strong partnerships make the Statewide Conference on Local Bridges an even greater success.

There are still seats available for our last 2019 Engineering Workshop on
Low-Volume Roads

*PDH Credits Available for each class
Download the Registration Form Here


Low-Volume Road Pavement Design

The Cornell Local Roads Program is developing a new tool to design the thickness of low-volume road (LVR) pavements for town and county roads and village streets.

This workshop will review how pavements fail, how they work structurally, and show attendees when and how to use the new LVR design tool.

 Genesee County

Genesee County Emergency Service Building
7690 State Street Rd
Batavia, NY 14020

 Tompkins County

Tompkins County Cooperative Extension
615 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY 14805

 Rockland County

Rockland County Fire Training Center
35 Firemen’s Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970

Register today for remaining
2019 Fall Workshops.


Download Registration Form Here

Solutions for Safer Roads and Streets

Snow and Ice Control








County locations available on the CLRP under the workshop topic pages. Just click the workshops titles above to learn more!

Register Today for the 25th Statewide Conference on Local Bridges

October 22-24, 2019 – Syracuse, NY
Conference Agenda

Register Here

Mark Your Calendar!

You are invited to present at the 2020 Walk-Bike Symposium!

You are invited to submit a topic for presentation at the Walk-Bike New York…Encouraging Sustainable Movement Symposium to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester, New York on June 11-12, 2020.  Note the new date!

Other Training & Resources

Build a Better Mousetrap National FHWA Innovation Exchange Webinar 10/3/19 1pm-2:30pm
Click Here to Register

80 free TC3 courses are available from the Ohio LTAP
eLearning system.

New updated instructions on how to access these courses are
available here

AASHTO Pavement Preservation Training Modules
A series of Just-in-Time Pavement Preservation training modules have been developed for AASHTO’s The 19 modules cover general Pavement Preservation principles as well as content specific to asphalt and concrete surfaced roads.

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