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Welcome to Baystate Roads. Established in 1986, Baystate Roads is a cooperative effort of the Federal Highway Administration, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The program provides technology transfer assistance to all communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under the direction of Program Manager, Christopher J. Ahmadjian.

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Full Depth Reclamation with Asphalt Stablization workshop on July 27th!

Posted on 06/28/2016 (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Authored by Kathryn Donnelly

Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) with Injected Asphalt Stabilization is an engineered road rehabilitation process used much like traditional full depth reclamation. The difference between the processes is that by combining injected asphalt emulsion with the reclaimed pavement and base materials, a homogeneous and bound base layer is created. This creates a flexible base with increased structural capacity and greater fatigue resistance compared to an unstabilized reclaimed base. When planning for a potential reclamation project, FDR with Injected Asphalt Stabilization may provide a cost-effective alternative for improving the structure of the road base and increasing the life expectancy of the road.

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Baystate Roads offers Strategic Municipal ADA Planning

Posted on 06/20/2016 (1 week, 3 days ago)

Authored by Kathryn Donnelly

Planning by communities to develop effective Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plans requires team effort, strategic approaches in thinking and resource use, and a will for sustained implementation. This workshop entitled “Strategic Municipal ADA Planning” will demystify the challenge of building a program of access for people with disabilities, and provide critical resources to support municipal compliance activities through a federal and state focus on the public right-of-way.

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Concrete Sidewalk Installation Hands On Workshop scheduled for July 13!

Posted on 06/20/2016 (1 week, 3 days ago)

Authored by Kathryn Donnelly

Have you ever thought about repairing or installing your own concrete sidewalks? Does your department have the skills, knowledge and tools required to do so? Join us for a Hands On Concrete Workshop. The class will begin with a discussion of the properties and benefits of concrete. We will then move to prepared sections of sidewalk for the class to pour and finish.

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Inaugural Massachusetts Driver Skills & Safety Event Scheduled for July 12!

Posted on 06/16/2016 (2 weeks ago)

Authored by Kathryn Donnelly

The Massachusetts Highway Association is pleased to announce the inaugural statewide 2016 Massachusetts Driver Skills and Safety Training Event. This event is designed to demonstrate teamwork, safety awareness, and vehicle operating skills in a competitive, fun setting. This event is open to all cities and towns without having to pre-qualify at a county event. In addition to trucks, this inaugural training event will also include a wheel loader event.

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Baystate Roads offers Interpersonal Leadership workshops with Rockie Blunt!

Posted on 06/16/2016 (2 weeks ago)

Authored by Kathryn Donnelly

Baystate Roads’ new program for municipal public works departments and MassDOT personnel—“Leadership At All Levels” by Rockie Blunt—consists of four sessions: “Personal Leadership,” “Interpersonal Leadership,” “Group Leadership” and “Organizational Leadership.” Each session builds on the previous one in a progressive approach to skills building.

In “Interpersonal Leadership” (Session 2), participants examine ways that they can apply their leadership potential to their daily interactions with colleagues and coworkers.

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