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Asphalt Chip Seals  (#16656)

Details equipment, operation and application of materials used when repairing pavement using asphalt chip seals. Discusses various types of materials and aggregates and their proper use in a variety of circumstances. (1989) – VHS VIDEO (22:00).  (Pavement Structure Repair Techniques Series).

Asphalt Overlays: the Four Ps  (#17723)

Focuses on the philosophy, purpose and benefits of placing an asphalt overlay on damaged pavement. Describes planning, preparation, production and placement. VHS VIDEO, PROGRAM GUIDE.  (1994) – VHS VIDEO  (16:00).

Asphalt Paving Inspection  (#17818)

Designed to give local road crews information needed to effectively inspect asphalt paving operations. Three parts cover preliminary responsibilities, paving operation and problems.   – VHS VIDEO (60:00).

Base and Subbase Repair  (#16356)

Demonstrates good procedures to use in repairing base and subbase failures in roads due to excessive moisture. Covers extensive repairs and rebuilding for long life.  (1985) – VHS VIDEO (16:00).

Basic Traffic Control for Pavement Structure Repair Techniques  (#16658 )

Presents recommended minimum requirements for proper signing of the short term work zone. Discusses the applications for both stationary and moving work zones, and various adaptations that have to be employed to provide effective traffic control. (1989) – VHS VIDEO (11:00).  (Pavement Structure Repair Techniques Series).

Building the Notched Wedge Joint  (#18192)

Describes construction of an improved longitudinal hot mix asphalt joint whose purpose is to join two sections of newly paved asphalt roads.   Covers key practices and safety and performance benefits.  (1998) – VHS VIDEO  (8 min.)

Chip Seal Application  (#17820)

Focuses on various aspects of chip seal application, a road surfacing process which consists of one or more applications of liquid asphalt aggregate to give pavement a waterproof, skid resistant surface. (n.d.)  – VHS VIDEO  (40:00)

Common Maintenance Problems & Causes  (#16360)

Presents a broad overview of the causes of problems in street and road systems. Discusses the source of failures in asphalt pavements, Portland cement concrete pavements and surface treatment roads. Deals with gravel roads, shoulders both paved and unpaved, and drainage problems, presenting typical causes of problems with these types of roads.  (1985) – VHS VIDEO  (21:00)

Ditch Maintenance  (#16657)

Highlights the importance of well maintained ditches. Discusses the need for proper drainage. Details 2 methods which can be used for cleaning ditches. Stresses the importance of cleaning out culverts and inlets.(1989) – VHS VIDEO (17:00).   (Pavement Structure Repair Techniques Series)

Effective Asphalt Road Maintenance  (#17256)

June 18, 1992 satellite videoconference covering various aspects of asphalt road maintenance for elected officials and managers. Topics include effective asphalt pavement patching and crack sealing. Illustrates good practice and emphasizes the need for management commitment to improve performance.  (1992) – VHS VIDEO  (90:00)

Forest Roads and the Environment Series (#18828)

Six part production providing information on rural gravel and dirt road maintenance.  Set in federal forests, but the basic information is helpful for all rural low volume roads.  Some segments are also available individually as indicated.  Segments include:  1. Forest Roads and the Environment  (18:00). – 2. Reading the Traveled Way (#18560) (16:00). – 3. Reading Beyond the Traveled Way (17:00). – 4. Smoothing and Reshaping the Traveled Way (#18561) (18:00). – 5. Maintaining the Ditch and Surface Cross Drains (16:00). – 6.  Dangerous Travelers (26:00).  (2006) –  DVD (116:00 – total).

Gravel Road Maintenance: Meeting the Challenge (#18802)

Introduces the various elements of gravel road maintenance.  Segments include: Safety, Roadway Shape, Good Surface Gravel and Dust Control. (2005) – DVD (21:00) , CD WITH ACCOMPANYING INSTRUCTOR GUIDE AND MANUAL.

Guidelines for Spring Highway Use Restrictions  (#16354)

Useful for local officials and others with responsibility for establishing load limits on roads and streets during the spring snow melt and thaw. Covers some good general ideas but care must be used in developing a specific highway use program for particular areas. Provides good backup material to defend actions taken by local officials.  (1986) – VHS VIDEO  (26:00)

Hot Mix Hazards and Safety (#19112)

Brief comprehensive presentation on how to stay safe in a hot mix hazardous work area. Includes important safety tips and procedures about working with hazardous hot-mix material near traffic and heavy equipment. Valuable safety lesson for crews involved in paving, sealcoat, and patching work, and their supervisors. (2011) – DVD (12:00).

How Pavements Are Affected by Axle Loads  (#16355)

Describes how truck axle loads affect pavement performance. Shows how pavement failures occur and the dramatic effects overloaded vehicles have on pavement life.  (1988) – VHS VIDEO  (11:00)

Maintaining Asphalt Roads: Blade Patching  (#17432)

Demonstrates patching large areas of damaged or deteriorated asphalt pavement using graders, rollers, brooms and trucks. This method is useful in areas too large for normal hand methods of repair.   VHS VIDEO  (12:00)

Maintenance of Gravel Roads  (#16652)

Provides information on the make-up of gravel roads emphasizing features which are critical to proper performance. Discusses various types of failure in gravel roads and gives tips on how to correct problems with a motor grader. Offers advice on operational techniques for using a motor grader in maintaining gravel roads. (1989) – VHS VIDEO (27:00)  (Pavement Structure Repair Techniques Series)

PASER Series  (#18390)

Three PASER training programs on one DVD.    Includes Asphalt-PASER(46:00);  Gravel-PASER(15:25) and Sealcoat-PASER(13:05).  Intended for use in learning how to evaluate and rate pavement conditions using the PASER manuals. (2000) -DVD (75:00 – total), 3 PASER MANUALS.

Pavement Structure Repair Techniques Series

Focuses on recommended repair techniques for a variety of pavement structures.  VHS VIDEOS.  SEE INDIVIDUAL TITLES FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION.

Asphalt Chip Seals – #16656

Basic Traffic Control for Pavement Structure Repair Techniques – #16658

Ditch Maintenance – #16657

Maintenance of Gravel Roads – #16652

Pothole Patching – #16655

Shoulder Maintenance – #16654

Paving Safety (#18633)

Shows some of the hazards of concrete and asphalt pavement operations. Emphasizes taking personal responsibility for being aware of the changing hazards during paving operations. (1998) – VHS VIDEO (11:00).  (Highway Work Zone Safety Series.)

Pothole Patching  (#16655)

Stresses critical requirements for successful pothole patching. Provides recommendations on pothole patching that will provide long life as well as pointing out areas that would not benefit from patching. (1989) – VHS VIDEO (17:00).  (Pavement Structure Repair Techniques Series)

Pothole Repair in Asphalt Concrete Pavement  (#16345)

Demonstrates the correct procedures for repairing potholes in asphalt concrete pavement.  (1985) – VHS VIDEO  (13:00)

Pothole Repair in Surface Treatment Pavements  (#16346)

Presents the 8 basic steps necessary to properly repair potholes in a surface treatment (seal coat only) pavement.  (1985) – VHS VIDEO  (13:00)

Preventive Maintenance: Project Selection  (#18332)

Good overview of the benefits and current techniques used to preserve pavements.  Covers initial condition assessment, importance of timing and climatic effects.  Discusses crack and joint sealing, surface seals, functional enhancements and minor rehabilitation for asphalt and concrete pavements. (2000) – VHS VIDEO  (30:00)

Problems Associated with Gravel Roads  (#17819)

Three part presentation examines the environment of gravel roads and the aggregate materials used to surface them; problems with gravel roads and how to prevent them; and maintenance equipment and techniques.  (1995) – VHS VIDEO  (55:00)

Protecting Our Pavements: Preventive Maintenance  (#18181)

Gives a national perspective on preventive highway maintenance.  Presents several state approaches and benefits to preserving pavements.  Encourages consideration of these techniques at the state & local level.   VHS VIDEO  (14:00)

Reading the Traveled Way (#18560)

Focuses on understanding what the condition of a forest road is and providing insights on how to proactively avoid costly repairs by properly addressing the road in its current condition. Looks at common problems of gravel and unimproved roads, including rutting, washboarding, potholes, destroyed road template, cracks, flour, loss of surfacing, excessive vegetation, water bypassing the surface cross drains, damaged or filled cattleguards, damage to bridges and fords. (Part 2 of Forest Roads and the Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828). (2002) – VHS VIDEO  (16:00)

Recycling Asphalt Surfaces  (#17919)

Demonstrates a process that allows you to create a new road by using materials from the old road.  VHS VIDEO  (15:00)

Replenishing Earth and Gravel Shoulders  (#16351)

Points out the important features of the properly drained and sloped shoulder. Establishes some standards as to when shoulders require replenishing and regrading.  (1985) – VHS VIDEO  (19:00)

Save My Road Educational Series (#19145)

8 video segments providing overviews of a variety of asphalt maintenance treatements.  Contents include: The Art of Quality Chip Seals (70:34);  Intro To Chip Seals (35:33); Intro To Cold In-Place Recycling (28:11); Coherex Dust Retardant (5:32); Full Depth Reclamation (25:58); Hot In-Place Recycling (33:29); The New Direction; Highway Network Health (30:38); Thin Overlays – Points to Ponder (23:37)  (2000-2012).  DVD   (254 min – total).

Sealcoating: A Matter of Science and Skill  (#17608)

Provides road maintenance workers with a lesson on how to apply a high quality “chip seal”, a sealant composed of an asphalt binder followed by a layer of crushed rock.  (1993) – VHS VIDEO  (16:00)

Shoulder Maintenance  (#16654)

Illustrates a variety of types of shoulder maintenance problems that normally exist on a road system. Points out the importance of grading shoulders properly with the correct equipment. Provides ideas and tips which may be adapted to individual situations. (1989) – VHS VIDEO (21:00).  (Pavement Structure Repair Techniques Series)

Smoothing and Reshaping of Earth and Gravel Roads  (#16349)

Basic presentation of the steps necessary for restoring the quality of a gravel or earth road. Demonstrates that the restoration of gravel roads can be relatively economical and easy. (1985) – VHS VIDEO  (21:00)

Smoothing and Reshaping the Traveled Way (#18561)

Provides a detailed step-by-step process for smoothing and reshaping unsurfaced roads.  Topics covered include crowned roads, insloped roads, outsloped roads and transition sections.  Focuses on forest surface roads, but is appropriate for unsurfaced roads in other locations as well. (Part 4 of Forest Roads and the
Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828). (2002) – VHS VIDEO  (18:00)

Summer Roads Maintenance: Loose Top Roads  (#17795)

A complete presentation on maintaining gravel roads. Discusses how to select the right materials, types of surface failures, appropriate remedial action and types of equipment to use and tips for getting maximum benefit.  (1992) – VHS VIDEO  (37:00).

Summer Roads Maintenance: Roadside Maintenance  (#17794)

Provides some good ideas on developing effective maintenance patrol operations. Presents information on proper road signs, guard rails and barriers, and shoulder maintenance. Refer to state and local standards when carrying out the maintenance program.  (1992) – VHS VIDEO  (37:00).

Utility Cut Repairs in Paved Roads  (#18003)

Presents recommended procedures for completing utility cuts on paved roads from initial planning through final clean up. Part One (18:45) focuses on utility coordination and control, locating existing utilities and traffic control. Part Two (22:00) covers pavement cutting, excavation, backfilling, surface restoration and site clean up.   VHS VIDEO  (41:00 – total).