April 26, 2018


Hampton Roads Interstate Maintenance Office
1992 S Military Hwy,
Chesapeake VA 23320

Contact Hours



This course provides relevant information to individuals who have to maintain asphalt pavements. The course material reviews the basic concepts of an asphalt pavement by describing the roles of the various layers of an asphalt pavement structure. The material will help the student identify common asphalt distress, the cause of the distress, and the appropriate treatments. The latest techniques, materials, and equipment will be reviewed with an emphasis on repairing the asphalt distress properly the first time. Current industry standards to properly repair problems such as cracking and potholes will be presented in detail. An overview of basic surface sealing operations, such as seal coats, micro surfacing, and overlays will be presented.

Intended Audience: Individuals who are involved in the planning and execution of maintenance work on asphalt pavements, including: street superintendents, roadmasters, public works directors, foreman,


8:15 am Registration and Course Introductions

Workshop structure, course background, agenda, course objectives

8:45 am – 12:00 pm

  • Asphalt Pavement Concept

The roles of the various layers in an asphalt pavement structure will be discussed.

  • Identifying Asphalt Pavement Distress

Causes, Types, and typical repair strategies

  • Asphalt Repairs – Pothole Patching

Review of the various ways to patch potholes in asphalt pavement


1:00pm – 3:30 pm

  • Asphalt Pavement Repairs – Crack Sealing

Equipment, material and techniques of a crack sealing operation

Asphalt Pavement Repairs – Treatments for sealing pavement surfaces

An overview of surface sealing operations to extend the life of the pavement will be reviewed. These include Liquid Bituminous Seal Coat, Slurry Seal, Micro-Surfacing, Ultra-Thin Friction Course, and Bituminous Overlays.

3:30 pm – 3:45 Course Summary

3:34 pm – Adjourn


Sam Gregory

Sam Gregory retired in February 2012 after 36 years of working in the transportation community for various public and private employers. He is currently enjoying retirement by working part time conducting LTAP training, course development, and technical assistance support for local government public works agencies; instructing bituminous field certification and maintenance courses for North East Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT) out of Penn State University; and assisting in transportation related research projects for Navarro and Wright Consulting Engineers. He was past chairman of the Maintenance Technical Advisory Group for the Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC).

The majority of his experience was 28 years of service with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in various positions culminating as the Highway Maintenance Manager in charge of Mifflin / Juniata and Perry County Maintenance Organizations. In this positon he directed multi-year strategic plan preparation and provided oversight of asset management that included 585 roadway miles and 582 bridges. It required administering a $12 million budget and overseeing labor management of 110+ employees.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are involved in the planning and execution of maintenance work on asphalt pavements, including: street superintendents, roadmasters, public works directors, foreman, and select crew members.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

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