Rural Road Maintenance

Rural Road Maintenance

A road is not just a simple, standalone item – it  must be looked at from many different angles in order to ensure its longevity.

A road is not just a simple, standalone item.  It is comprised of a number of different components including signage, culverts, guardrails, etc.  Knowing all the pieces makes long term maintenance planning much easier, plus it allows you to demonstrate exactly where, and how much, specific funding is allocated.  This plan can also highlight specific weaknesses your operators may have with the operation of their equipment, thereby allowing for specific training to be scheduled.

The bottom line is a road must be looked at from many different angles in order to ensure its longevity.


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You’ll Learn…

Road Needs Assessment/Study

What are MMS?

Who performs inspections

Classes of road designations

What to do when a claim comes in

Pavement Preservation Strategy

  • Risk Management & Roadside Signage

Keeping good roads good

Don’t forget about the bad roads

Ditching & Shouldering

Using a level

Capital road rehabilitation program vs. utilizing municipal forces

Culvert & Bridge Maintenance

Roadside Mowing & Tree/Brush Removal

“Excellent content directly applicable to real life scenarios & challenges.  Excellent opportunity to learn the basics of rural road maintenance, terminology, calculations etc.  Great opportunity to network with other jurisdictions & share info & experience with various maintenance techniques & equipment types – and their applications.  Instructor delivers a terrific course & has the practical experience to back it up using real life examples & photos. ”

Shane Ross, Chippewas of Rama First Nation

“Very informative.  The content was very helpful for my day to day decision making, very practical information.”

Alwyn Woodham, Mapleton Township

“Very informative, nice to get ideas from other municipalities.  Instructor kept it interesting by having open discussion on several topics.”

Steve Grant, Haldimand County

“Enjoy the course, very informative.  The instructor was knowledgeable and kept my attention throughout the entire day.  He kept the class involved and encouraged open discussion…will be recommending other staff members to attend this course in future.”

Troy Cameron, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula

“Great instructor, very knowledgeable and informed.  Topics discussed were explained in a manner easily understood and engaging.  Thank you!”

Kelly Milburn, City of London