Managing Roadway Drainage Systems

This course is currently scheduled for August 29, 2024 (1:00 – 3:30pm PT) .

The course fee is $20.

Course Summary:

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 maintenance needs and lessens the potential for flooding. This includes inspections of shoulders, ditches, pipes, and culverts.

Learning Objectives:

This 2.5-hour virtual training teaches participants to manage drainage systems effectively and efficiently. By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • List types of drainage assets to be inspected.
  • Identify information to be collected during an inspection.
  • Determine if the condition requires a critical, major, or routine maintenance response.
  • Select an appropriate treatment, given the type of drainage asset and its current condition.

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

*Managing Roadway Drainage Systems is a required course of the Road Scholar Program.

Intended Audience:

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.

Managing Drainage Systems