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2016 Michigan County Engineers' Workshop

The Little River Resort has been completely booked.

A reservation can be made at the Super 8. To make a reservation please call 231-398-8888. A shuttle is available from the Super 8 to The Little River Resort.


1. Designing & Maintaining Chip Seal for a Gravel Road
Tom Wood, Research Project Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

2. WSDOT’s Perspective on Chip Seals, Lessons Learned
Tim Moomaw, Statewide Construction Trainer, Washington State Department of Transportation

3. What's New in Pavement Preservation?
Tom Wood, Research Project Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

4. Lane Marking Material Options
Chris Shea, President, P.K. Consulting, Inc.

5. Porous Pavements & ASCRLs Case Studies
Chuck Mills, Director of Engineering, Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan 

6. Proven Practices to Improve Road Safety in Your County -- With Low Cost Case Studies 
Heidi Spangler, Traffic & Safety Engineer, Michigan Department of Transportation 

7. Lake End Right of Way Case Studies
Richard Wilson, Attorney at Law, Mika Meyers, PLC

10. Federal Aid Contract Administration & Contract Modifications for Construction Projects 
Tom Tellier, Construction Engineer-Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation -- Grand Rapids TSC
Mike Stoltz, Lead Office Technician, Michigan Department of Transportation -- Grand Rapids TSC
Wayne Harrall, Deputy Managing Director for Engineering, Kent County Road Commission 

11. MDEQ MiWaters Implementation 
Jerry Fulcher, Chief of Transportation Flood Hazard Unit, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 

12. Roscommon CRC Morale Boosting Program
Tim O'Rourke, Road Commission Manager, Roscommon County Road Commission

13. Authority, Duties & Responsibilities of County Highway Engineer-Managers 
Jim Iwanicki, Engineer-Manager, Marquette County Road Commission

14. External Access Overview: eConstruction for Local Agencies
Bruce Kadzban, Local Agency Programs Engineer
Scott Greene, Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation Utility Coordination, Permits, & Agreements Section

15. Preventative Maintenance Options on Bridges
Keith Cooper, Bridge Program Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation Local Bridge Program

16. Preventative Maintenance Options on HMA Pavements 
Karl Hanson, County Highway Engineer, Wexford County Road CommissionMarquette County Road Commission

17. Fixed Cost Variable Scope—Specifications that Work
Charles Stein, Innovative Contracts Engineer, Michigan Department of Transportation

23. LTAP Update
Pete Torola, Research Engineer, Center for Technology & Training 

Cancellation Policy: 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.