Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 8:00 am–3:00 pm

501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

Attendees at 2022 demo day

About the Event

This year's event will be in Brainerd, and you won't want to miss it! The city is home to 492 lakes and 61 miles of the Mississippi River. The event will be held at Central Lakes College, which has deep roots in liberal arts and career education for Central Minnesota.

We’ll once again be highlighting the latest practices, innovations, and research related to Minnesota’s roadway maintenance operations. The event focuses exclusively on education and technology exchange through classroom sessions and outdoor demonstrations. 


  • Register
  • Cost: $75—includes attendance at general sessions and outdoor demonstrations, instructional materials, lunch, and refreshment breaks. (Free for Tribal Nation members and employees; separate registration is required.)
  • Cancellations: If you need to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued if you cancel by May 17, 2024. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund. 
  • Registration contact: Natalie Niskanen at niskanen@umn.edu 

Please let us know how we can ensure that this workshop is inclusive to you. What accommodations or access needs can we help facilitate? Contact Natalie Niskanen when you register to help us provide you with the best access.

Topics Covered

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) driving rules and conversation on how local agencies are training their staff
  • Load securement and safety
  • Work zone safety and temporary traffic control
  • Chainsaw safety and maintenance
  • Roads Scholar graduates ceremony

Who Should Attend

Maintenance operators, supervisors, and transportation and research implementation personnel from township, tribal, city, county, and state agencies who are seeking continued education and knowledge-building opportunities.


Accommodations are available at the Country Inn & Suites, 15058 Dellwood Dr., Baxter, MN 56401 ($98 per night, plus tax). To make a reservation,  call 218-828-2161 and reference the group code “LTAP Demo Day.”  Reserve your room by April 22, 2024, to ensure that you receive the special rate. 


1.0 Roads Scholar Program Maintenance Certificate credit.


The Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day is sponsored by Minnesota LTAP, the Minnesota Department of TransportationMinnesota Local Road Research Board, and the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the American Public Works Association–Minnesota Chapter and Minnesota Street Superintendents Association.