Cornell Local Roads Program

Join us for the 74th Annual Highway School June 3-5, 2019 at Ithaca College.

Highway School

The Highway School features short sessions of general interest in the mornings and 24-28 afternoon workshops lasting 75 minutes each. A partnership with statewide vendors supports the Pothole Picnic on the first day. Over 700 participants, the majority being local highway and public works officials, attend the Highway School every year.

The Association of Towns of the State of New York co-sponsors the Highway School, and handles all of the registrations.

2019 Highway School Topics

Dealing with Water & Drainage

Winter Maintenance & Snow Plowing

Emergency Response: Extreme Events, Accidents

Local Roads Safety Plans

Pavement Preservation

Worker Safety Discussion Panel

Utilities in ROW

CHIPS and other Funding Sources

Legal Panel



2019 Lodging List Available Here

Roads Scholar

Past Roads Scholar award recipients


The Roads Scholar Award recognizes outstanding participation of highway personnel at the Highway School. The award was given out from 1963-1998 (see below for history) and restarted in 2015. The award is given out by county and accounts for attendance by ALL municipalities in the county:

Past Highway School materials and presentations

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