Geosynthetics Workshop Announced

Vermont Local Roads announced last week that the workshop “Geosynthetics for Local Roads Maintenance and Construction,” will be held on Tuesday, May 3 in Rutland and Wednesday, May 4 in Berlin.

This full-day 6 hour workshop will discuss the functions and benefits of using geotextiles. Topics include: An introduction to geosynthetics, a history of its evolution, different types of geotextiles, tips on installation, a demo and a discussion of geogrids and geocells.

Vermont Local Roads is pleased to have John Hopkins as the class instructor. John has over 30 years experience in construction and road maintenance. He has served as the director of LTAP centers in Oklahoma, Montana, Arizona and Idaho.

For additional information, check out the workshop flyer. Register for the class on our website under workshops/registration, by mail or just give us a call!

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About vtlocalroads

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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