Managing Roadway Drainage Systems

This course is currently not scheduled (8:30am–11:00am PT). Please check back for future sessions.

Drainage systems are a key asset to maintain. Drainage maintenance is critical for extending the life of pavements, as drainage systems control water flow along maintainable pathways. Routine inspection identifies needed maintenance and lessens the potential for flooding. This includes inspections of shoulders, ditches, pipes, and culverts.

This 2.5-hour virtual training teaches you to manage drainage systems effectively and efficiently by explaining:

  • What types of drainage assets need to be inspected.
  • What information is collected during an inspection.
  • How to determine if the condition requires a critical, major, or routine maintenance response.
  • What treatments are appropriate, given the type of drainage asset and its current condition.

The training follows the guidelines and structure of the Federal Highway Administration’s Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety.

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in the maintenance of drainage systems or who is responsible for identifying and scheduling drainage maintenance work.


Greg Duncan is a Senior Engineer at Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., with more than 30 years of pavement materials, construction, and roadway maintenance engineering experience. He is a certified National Highway Institute (NHI) instructor and regularly teaches NHI’s “Maintenance Leadership Academy” and “Constructing and Inspecting Asphalt Paving Projects” courses. Greg regularly works on national and state projects dealing with preventive maintenance treatments.


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The non-refundable registration fee is $20 and is payable by check or credit card. Payment must be received prior to the first day of class.

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If paying by check, forward your enrollment email to whomever completes training purchases.  Checks should be sent with a copy of your registration reservation email to Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., Airport Plaza Office Building, 1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264, Reno, Nevada 89502, Attn: Tracey Smith.

For questions, please call 217-693-3290 or email April Marshall.

  • Enrollment in this course is now closed.