The Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) hosted a new workshop, “Concrete Pavement Preservation for Local Streets and Roads,” during the month of November 2019
This workshop covered all aspects of rehabilitation for concrete pavements, concrete curb and gutter, and median sidewalk pavement. Specifications from the Minnesota Local Road Research Board have been incorporated into the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) standard plates. This class covered all the repairs, including recommendations on when to use low-volume full-depth repairs or the MnDOT high-volume full-depth repairs.
The workshop included a field review to mark out and determine what to repair (on day 1) on a Mankato city street.
- Introduction to concrete pavements
- Training with the MnDOT standard plates in the field
- Review city street concrete pavement needing repair
- Review of team reports of field survey
Daniel P. Frentress, P.E., Frentress Enterprises, LLC, owns a consulting business specializing in concrete training and research of concrete pavements. He is an instructor in the ACI–MnDOT certification program for the Aggregate and Ready Mix Association of Minnesota.
Gordy Bruhn is a concrete field engineering specialist at the MnDOT Concrete Office. His job involves helping DOT and other government agencies to determine correct concrete repair and concrete rehabilitation plans and specifications.
Gary Orlich, P.E., is an instructor in the MnDOT certification program and an ACI examiner for the Aggregate and Ready Mix Association of Minnesota. He also has done personal service contracts with the cities of Columbia Heights and Minneapolis, helping them with concrete rehabilitation projects.
- 1.5 Roads Scholar Program credit.
- To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 10.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is online.
This workshop was presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course was subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.
This course was offered in cooperation with the Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota.