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On-Site Event

Roadway Foundation Basics

  • Mar 26, 2024 (9:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Linton Community Center, 101 1st St NE, Linton ND

Training Poster

Please print and post the Roadway Foundation Basics poster (PDF, 230K) at your location and encourage participation.


DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

There is a $25.00 registration fee (includes refreshment breaks and printed materials). Lunch will not be provided. NDLTAP will invoice post event.

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


Topics covered in this training:

  • Roadway structure
  • Drainage
  • Soil classification
  • Frost Heaves
  • Subgrade
  • Roadway repair
  • Roadway stabilization
  • Soil related failures
  • Roadway materials
  • Testing


Matt Johnson, PE, has 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. Matt was an assistant city engineer and city engineer from 1994 to 2002. He was then a project engineer from 2002 to 2018, serving as the design and construction engineer of record for numerous municipal and transportation projects. He oversaw office and engineering staff and was responsible for relations with clients, agencies, and the NDDOT. Beginning in 2018, he operated his own construction engineering consulting firm, providing coordination between owners, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and the public. Matt has been with UGPTI/NDLTAP since 2020.

Scott Whaley, PE, is a regional sales manager with Tensar, and resides in Morton County. His 15 years of experience designing and constructing with geosynthetics includes paved and unpaved roadways, industrial facilities, and MSE walls and reinforced soil slopes. Scott has helped counties, communities, townships, and other agencies resolve foundation issues with innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Subject Matter Expert: Bryon Fuchs, PE, NDLTAP

Target Audience

Operators, laborers, road foremen/superintendents and County Commissioners.

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