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
*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.
Register today for remaining
2019 Fall Workshops.
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
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
Click Here to Register
80 free TC3 courses are available from the Ohio LTAP
New updated instructions on how to access these courses are
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.
Test Your Knowledge
- We currently install base posts, lap splice joints and a sign post for all signage. According to page 14 paragraph 3 of the 2010 FHWA Guide “Maintenance of Signs and Sign Supports” a "A U-channel post of re-rolled rail steel weighing 3 pounds-per-foot or less meets breakaway requirements by itself.” Is that still an acceptable standard for breakaways?
- Who or what determines the responsibilities of a shared road between two municipalities?
- What are the dimensions that must be maintained for a clear path regarding vegetation and obstacles along a highway?
- Poisonous Plant Safety
- Longtime DPW superintendent of Malverne retires after 21 years
- Roads and rewards: Auburn engineer enjoys working behind the scenes
- Hatch earns Road Master Level I
The Chronicle Express