VMHA Field Day

 The Vermont Municipal Highway Association held its annual field day event at the Barre Auditorium in Barre City on May 12. The nearly 500 attendees from municipalities and state agencies were able to take part in safety training time out exercises at vendor booths. Vermont Local Roads used compliance questions regarding the new 2010 MUTCD for its training time out.

The traditional snowplow and backhoe competitions were well represented, with nearly 30 teams competing in each. Guest starter “The Logger” Rusty DeWees provided competitors in the snowplow competition with a couple laughs as they navigated the rigorous obstacle course in the parking lot.

DeWees showcased his comedic talent during a barbeque lunch, and the day concluded with an awards ceremony for the event winners and a door prize raffle. Check out the June issue of the Vermont Local Roads newsletter for more images from the day and a complete list of top competition finishers.

Doug Wheeler (left) and Bill Hunt (Middle) finished in first place in the snowplow competition at VMHA Field Days. Harry Hinrichsen (right) secretary/treasurer of VMHA presents the team from Wilmington with the first-place trophy.

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The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.
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