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Gravel Roads Maintenance and Design

Course Outline

Did you know that more than 50% of all the roads in the US and more than 90% of all the roads in the world are unpaved? This course presents information on the gravel roads maintenance and design for the benefit of engineers, contractors, planners, managers, and grader operators. The contents cover routine maintenance and rehabilitation, drainage, surface gravel, dust control/stabilization and innovations. The course materials are based entirely on the Federal Highway Administration publication: Gravel Roads Maintenance and Design Manual. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

In this course, you will be directed to the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the following EPA publication:

Gravel Roads Maintenance and Design Manual
(104 pages, PDF file format, 29 MB).

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, save or print the document for your study. Because of the large file size, it is recommended to save the entire document to your computer by right-clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As..." before you open the document.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

Design and Appraisal of Rural Transport Infrastructure (PDF)
Ideas for Stretching a Gravel Road Maintenance Budget (from Spring 1999 Issue of the KUTC Newsletter)


Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

Take a Quiz

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.