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  • Posted: Aug 20
    The AASHTO Transportation System Preservation Program (TSP-2) is requesting your help to get funding into the hands of local agencies to preserve their bridges. If possible, please complete the survey by COB September 15.
  • Posted: Jul 27
    View the recorded webinar and presentations. On July 21, we conducted a webinar that examined a wide array of transportation issues, and provided information we need to plan ahead.
  • Posted: Jul 21
    Heat stress is a buildup of body heat generated either internally by muscle use or externally by the environment. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke result when the body is overwhelmed by heat. As the heat increases, body temperature and the heart rate rise painlessly. An increase in body temperature of two degrees Fahrenheit can affect mental functioning. A five degree Fahrenheit increase can result in serious illness or death.
  • Posted: Jul 15
    On July 21, you are invited to join a webinar that provides a glimpse of our roadway network's future, helping us to set the course for success.
  • Posted: Jun 25
    Roger Parrow, Cass County Sign Foreman, thought that he had seen it all, but found a new low in sign vandalism. Crazy as it sounds, vandals actually placed shooting targets on a county bridge end marker.
  • Posted: Jun 24
    Gerard Feist, NDLTAP asphalt expert, joined the LaMoure County crew last fall to aid in the revival of the sand seal. Gerard was impressed by the county crew's efforts and their ability to adapt from a normal chip seal to a sand seal. "Great crew and quality end product. Kudos to LaMoure County," he said.
  • Posted: Jun 22
    Building roads in phases, also known as staged construction, is a great option for building quality roads while also managing funding, according to Williams County Highway Superintendent Dennis Nelson. Nelson outlined Williams County's approach to staged construction in an article in the ND Association of Counties' newspaper, County News. Williams County Communications Officer Lindsay Harriman assisted in developing the article.
  • Posted: Jun 8
    How can soybeans help our local road network? For the past three years, UGPTI has supported NDSU efforts to develop, test, and, hopefully soon, market a soy-based dust palliative and asphalt rejuvenating agent.
  • Posted: Apr 16
    Local road workers, NDDOT employees, contractors and consultants make up the most recent class of 82 "road scholars" who completed a continuing education program for road and highway practitioners in North Dakota. The program, offered by UGPTI's N.D. Local Technical Assistance Program for more than 30 years, recognizes achievements in subjects and topics essential to efficient and effective local road maintenance and management.
  • Posted: Apr 9
    Do you know someone who's contribution to the transportation industry has put North Dakota and the region on the fast track? Do you know someone who has been a leader, a builder, a facilitator, a planner, or a visionary working on behalf of transportation? Please introduce them to us. That individual may deserve one of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's annual awards.
  • Posted: Apr 9
    ​National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is celebrating 20 years! This annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season encourages safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.
  • Posted: Mar 26
    First and foremost - BE VISIBLE. Wear bright, high-visibility clothing, meeting ANSI standards. Look for hazards. Always survey the work area for potential hazards. Besides the traffic, what’s out there?
  • Posted: Mar 24
    Dale Heglund, director of UGPTI's North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program, has been named to the Transportation Research Board's Low Volume Roads Committee. This national committee provides strategic planning for research and serves as a clearinghouse for information and resources pertaining to all aspects of low-volume roads including planning, design, construction, safety, maintenance operations, environmental, and social issues.
  • Posted: Mar 18
    You are invited to a free FHWA EDC-5 webinar on April 16, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 pm ET. Rural Agencies and Tribes, come learn what you can do, where you are, with what you have, to reduce rural roadway departures. You can make a difference!
  • Posted: Mar 12
    The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute invites applications for a technical/administration position. The UGPTI offers an exciting opportunity to manage a dynamic and unique distance-learning program in partnership with state departments of transportation and universities in the region. The candidate seeking this position will provide administrative management of the program’s budget and day-to-day operations as well as supervision of training and support staff. The individual will have the opportunity to utilize his/her strengths to propose, facilitate and deliver technical and professional development training and technology transfer. This is a full-time benefited position located in Bismarck, ND.
  • Posted: Mar 10
    Have you developed a way to get your work done faster, safer, easier or cheaper? Share your idea and earn some recognition for your efforts. NDLTAP is now accepting submission for its 2020 Innovation Champions contest.
  • Posted: Mar 6
    Presentations are now online from the 70th Annual North Dakota County Roads Conference that was held January, 29-31 in Fargo.
  • Posted: Mar 5
    Kelly Bengtson joined UGPTI February 26 as a pavement and bridge engineer. He will assist UGPTI with road and bridge investment needs studies, asset management efforts, and technical assistance to local units of government.
  • Posted: Jan 10
    Association General Contracts (AGC) of ND is offering several sessions for the OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry Training. These training sessions are being offered free of charge through the WSI - STEP grant.
  • Posted: Jan 2
    Do you have a North Dakota asphalt project photo that you are proud of? NDLTAP is searching for the best ND asphalt project photos. Submission deadline is January 24, 2020.
  • Posted: Dec 11, 2019
    Join the Vision Zero Partner Network for exclusive monthly emails with FREE traffic safety videos, posters, social media posts and more.
  • Posted: Dec 5, 2019
    The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute invites applications for an engineering position. The UGPTI offers an exciting opportunity to pursue analysis and professional development in activities that focus on transportation infrastructure cost analysis, deterioration modeling and maintenance support. The candidate seeking to join us for this position will be involved in a wide range of surface transportation issues.
  • Posted: Nov 29, 2019
    The 2020 Sign Warrior Calendars are now available for download. Thanks to the fouth grade students who participated in our poster contest. Your efforts make this calendar possible and bring out the sign warrior in all of us.
  • Posted: Nov 25, 2019
    The STIP is a four-year program of transportation improvements to be funded with federal highway and transit monies. Improvements include state and county highways, urban streets, roadway safety features, bikeways and busing programs
  • Posted: Nov 21, 2019
    The Western Dakota Energy Association and the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute/NDLTAP will co-host a western roads roundtable December 18 to bring county road managers and oilfield trucking interests together to discuss common issues and concerns. There will be NO fee to attend the event, but registration will be required.
  • Posted: Nov 7, 2019
    The presentations from the 34th Regional Local Roads Conference held October 16-17, 2019 in Rapid City, SD are now online.
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