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  • Mandan Public Works, new leadership team. Yesterday, Gerard Feist and I had the good fortune to catch up with Mitch Bitz, Director of Public Works, and Brian Dirk, Street Superintendent. They share an impressive drive to learn and enhance upon the solid foundation that is already in place in public works....
  • NDLTAP experts, Curt Glasoe and Gerard Feist, were on hand yesterday as SEH and the Richardton City leaders evaluated their street network and considered repair options. This was a great opportunity to walk the streets and help the council understand repair options, risks, pavement life and more. Special...
  • Walsh County Road Day - August 1, 2018. WOW!!! Sharon Lipsh and her crew set the stage for a perfect day with well over 300 Walsh County residents attending the road crew's celebration. Rich Sanders, NACE President, was on hand to share words of praise for the crew's good deeds. The Walsh Commissioners...
  • The National LTAP Association (NLTAPA) Conference was held July 23-26, 2018 in New Orleans. Denise Brown, from NDLTAP, is the current NLTAPA president. Rich Sanders, NACE president from Minnesota, is presenting on the NACE/NLTAPA partnership. Also, attending and presenting from NDLTAP were Dale Heglund...
  • Powerful learning! Denise Brown coordinated the motor-grader operator training in Stutsman and Ward counties this week. Denise kicked off the Jamestown session with a safety talk — a safety vest review that helped grow their team's safety culture. Gary Steiner was our instructor in Jamestown, focusing...
  • NDLTAP director Dale Heglund was among four invited speakers who were part of a new Visiting Scientists Series at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library June 7. The 5-minute "Lightning Talks" are designed to give an overview of hot topics in science and technology. Heglund discussed converting...
  • Gerard Feist will be assisting NDLTAP as an asphalt consultant. NDLTAP is contracting with Feist to provide on-site asphalt and equipment maintenance outreach. For the past 17 years, Feist has led a wide array of asphalt roadway repair and preventive maintenance efforts. Feist has extensive knowledge...
  • UGPTI at NDACE (Feb 12, 2018)
    NDLTAP director Dale Heglund and DOTSC/ATAC director Brad Wentz were presenters at the 2018 ND Association of County Engineers annual meeting in Fargo, Jan 24-26. Wentz provided an update on new features available in the Geographic Roadway Inventory Tool and training that is now available to county...
  • In November, NDLTAP launched "Bridge 101," a training to help blade operators, truck drivers, road superintendents, and county, city and township officials learn about bridge basics. Participants who completed the course learned about the key elements of bridges and gained an understanding of scour...
  • NDLTAP helped organize and host the first Dunn County Road Day Open House Aug. 10. The event showcased the county's road equipment, county workers and the skills they use to maintain and improve the county's roads. The road department also employs the ND Employee of the Year, Lori Tabor, who was recognized...
  • NDLTAP training coordinator Denise Brown took office as president of the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association at the group's annual conference in Portsmouth, VA, July 17-20. Brown has served for several years on the NLTAPA board of directors. She also serves as a member of the National...
  • NDLTAP is helping to organize the In-Place Recycling and Reclamation Seminar and Live Demonstration June 27-28 in Dickinson. The event is a forum for pavement professionals representing state, local and federal agencies, contractors, suppliers, consultants, academia and metropolitan planning organizations....
  • NDACE Honors NDLTAP (May 9, 2017)
    The North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program, a part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University, was recently awarded the Friend of NDACE Award by the North Dakota Association of County Engineers. The award is the highest award presented by the organization...
  • A convenient online calculator is now available to help the motor carrier industry, agricultural producers and others determine how to comply with legal gross and axle weight limits in North Dakota. The calculator will show the carrier what a vehicle or vehicle combination can legally weigh based on...
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