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Gravel Road and Street Maintenance

Course Description:

Maintaining the surface of roads requires motor grader operators to use a combination of skills, knowledge, techniques, and attitudes that are acquired over time. It takes constant work to keep skills polished. Kansas LTAP's Gravel Road Maintenance training not only sharpens operator's skills and techniques but teaches students the importance of safety and machine maintenance.

Two road and street maintenance classes are required for Roads Scholar Level I, this class satisfies one of the required courses.

Course Objectives:

  • Acquaint/remind you of preventative maintenance programs that may save time, labor, and expenditures for you, the management, and your governmental entity.
  • Acquaint/remind you of the safety basics for the traveling public, your coworkers, and most of all YOU!
  • Acquaint/remind you of the basics of road maintenance.
  • Acquaint/remind you of the principles of a good road.
  • Acquaint/remind you of the best and most widely used practices utilized for the accomplishment of your job.
  • Acquaint/remind you of some operating techniques to accomplish your goals.
  • Utilize information gained, points covered in the classroom, and your tactics in a hands-on field demonstration day following.

Instructor: Dale Dorsch

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Cancelation Policy:


We request that you cancel at least a week before a scheduled class. If someone from your agency can not attend a scheduled class, a replacement from your agency may attend in their place, as long as is notified of the change. 

If you have to cancel enrollment in a class, we offer a refund to your account depending on the cancellation date. Please see below for more details.

100% refund if you cancel 7 or more days before a class

50% refund if you cancel 3-6 days before a class

No refund if you cancel 0-2 days before a class

Absences due to extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case by case basis. Please email with questions. 


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