Highway Maintenance Conference

Highway Maintenance Conference


2018 Michigan Highway Maintenance Conference

Bellaire, Michigan - Wednesday, May 2



Highway Maintenance Conference flyer

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This conference addresses maintenance training and information about safety, construction, repair, and regulations. Preceding this year's conference will be a pre-conference workshop (see below; requires separate registration).


1.  Crack Sealing—Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Kris Baguhn—Marathon County Highway Department

2. Vegetation Management
Lex Dalton—Daltons, Inc.

3. Erosion Control
Mitch Koetje—Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

4. Permanent Sign Installation
Alonso Uzcategui—Michigan Department of Transportation

5. Review: Road Maintenance Topics Survey
Andrew Manty—Center for Technology & Training

6. Culvert Replacement Options
Chris Mooney—St. Regis Culvert, Inc.

7. Small Diesel Engines Maintenance and Care
Jeff Ely—AIS Construction Equipment Corporation

8. Asphalt Patching
Clifford Cameron—KM International

9. Infrared Patching Demo
Clifford Cameron—KM International





Highway Maintenance Conference Pre-conference Workshop flyer

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Preceding this year's Highway Maintenance Conference will be the HMC Pre-conference Workshop. This workshop will be held on ​Tuesday, May 1st​ in Bellaire, Michigan. The HMC Pre-conference Workshop covers the key requirements of guardrail terminal installations and will focus on the installation of type 1 (SRT & FLEAT) and type 2 (SKT & ET) approach terminals. An in-class review will provide participants with an overview of common installation issues and a detailed look at MDOT’s standard plans. In a hands-on session, participants will then assemble one of the four approach terminal types. They will then assess their appproach terminals to determine whether the terminals were installed per MDOT standard plan.

Guardrail Identification and Repair Workshop
Matt Pratt—Michigan Department of Transportation
Mark Crouch—Michigan Department of Transportation




You must register separately for the Highway Maintenance Conference and the HMC Pre-conference Workshop.

Highway Maintenance Conference – ​May 2nd.................................................................$100

Register online at ctt.nonprofitsoapbox.com/2018hwymaincon.

HMC Pre-conference Workshop – ​May 1st......................................................................$55

Register online at ctt.nonprofitsoapbox.com/2018hmc-workshop.




The 2018 Highway Maintenance Conference counts for 7 instructional hours of continuing education for professional engineers. The 2018 HMC Pre-conference Workshop​counts for 5.5 instructional hours of continuing education for professional engineers. See the CTT’s policy for Continuing Education for Professional Engineers in Michigan here.




No-shows and cancellations within three business days prior to the workshop or conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.

Michigan Tech reserves the right to use any pictures taken during this event for advertising and/or instructional purposes.




A block of rooms has been set aside at Shanty Creek Resorts and are available first-come, first-served at the group rate of $89.00 per room (single or double). Mention the “Highway Maintenance Conference” when you book. The deadline for reserving rooms at the group rate is
April 15, 2018. A deposit of one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation. Book your room online or call 1-866-695-5010.



Visit the pages from previous years to see a sampling of presentations: