ROADS Scholar – Level 2 recipients recognizedOn October 24, 2017, eleven graduates were recognized as the first recipients of the Level 2 designation in the ROADS Scholar Program. The awards were presented at the County Judges Association of Arkansas Road Seminar at DeGray Lake Resort in Bismarck, Arkansas. The graduates represented Greene County, Lafayette County, Saline County, Washington County, and the Cities of Little Rock, Batesville, Malvern, and Pine Bluff. The ROADS Scholar Program is a part of the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s Technology Transfer (T2) Program, and is designed to promote continuing education in the transportation industry.
Pavement Assessment, Management Systems and SolutionsDr. Stacy G. Williams recently presented a Pavement Management session at the 2017 Road Seminar of the County Judges Association of Arkansas. Dr. Williams, along with presenters from Greenberg|Farrow, Benton County, Sebastian County, and Pulaski County, provided information on how to effectively manage a pavement network, collect data, and make decisions regarding the most efficient roadway maintenance alternatives for preserving a roadway system.
Pavement Management: Online Treatment Selection ToolMany possible treatments are available for maintaining your agency’s roadway network. Some of the most common techniques are crack sealing, pothole patching, chip seals, and asphalt overlays. The key to getting the most bang for your buck is to perform the RIGHT treatment on the RIGHT pavement at the RIGHT time. Use this online tool to help you identify the cause of pavement distresses and decide which techniques will be most beneficial.
Training for the Arkansas Unpaved Roads Grant ProgramThe Arkansas Unpaved Roads Grant Program is a cooperative effort between state agencies to simultaneously improve the quality of unpaved county road network and priority water resources within the state of Arkansas. One of the eligibility requirements for grant funding is that at least one county representative and the county roads personnel most involved with the construction of the project must complete mandatory Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance (ESM) training. The 2017-2018 schedule for this training is now available, and grant applications are due March 8, 2018.
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The Arkansas Technology Transfer Program is a cooperative effort of the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.