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Gravel Roads Course
Saturday, December 5, 2020 5:45:00 PM UTC - Thursday, December 5, 2030 6:45:00 PM UTC
The entire course takes approximately 5 hours to complete; each module is about 30 minutes. This course can be taken at your own pace. There is a final assessment at the end of this course, which you need to pass with a score of 70% or higher in order to access the evaluation and print your certificate.
Gravel roads are unsurfaced and vary in width and function but are typically considered a type of rural road, often providing agricultural access. Most often, gravel roads serve as local roads to allow access over mobility; therefore, they are low speed, low traffic roadways. Unlike paved roads, gravel roads are not intended to sustain their original construction attributes over an extended amount of time and require routine maintenance to keep the surface functioning as planned. Consequently, understanding gravel road design, construction, and maintenance is very important.

Federal Highway Administration recently revised the Gravel Roads Construction and Maintenance Guide, which is an invaluable resource for managing gravel surfaced roads throughout the Nation and the world. Using this resource, we’ve created this web-based training (WBT) course, which addresses the basics of gravel road design, construction, and maintenance. 

This course is intended for local agency and tribal transportation officials, managers, and motor grader operators who are responsible for designing and maintaining gravel surfaced roads. Training includes:
1. Introduction to Gravel Roads
2. Basics of Gravel Road Design
3. Fundamentals of Base and Surface Gravel
4. Equipment
5. Construction
6. Maintenance
7. Dust Control
8. Condition Assessment and Asset Management

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