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Winter Pothole Treatments for Local Roads

Date           May 19, 2022

Time:           1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Presenter:    Munir Nazzal (University of Cincinnati)  

Location:       Go-To-Webinar 


This research was conducted to identify efficient and cost-effective pothole patching treatments and provide recommendation for optimal methods and materials that various Local Public Agencies (LPAs) can use to enhance the performance and longevity of pothole patches installed during the winter season. To achieve these objectives, a survey of LPAs in Ohio and nationally and a comprehensive literature review were performed to identify the best methods and materials used for winter pothole patching. A comprehensive field-testing plan was developed to evaluate the identified methods and materials. The testing plan considered different factors pothole patching methods and/or materials combination, pothole size and depth, pavement structure type, type of road and traffic, and climate region and weather. A total of 686 patches were installed as part of the testing plan in different LPAs in Ohio using the considered method and materials and their combination. In addition, the patches performance and longevity were monitored. Data mining techniques were employed in order to identify the factors that dictates the patch performance. In addition, survival analysis was conducted to determine the expected lifetime of the different patching methods/materials combinations. Finally, cost analysis was conducted to determine the life cycle cost of the different patching methods/materials combinations.  This presentation will provide information on the findings and recommendations.


The Research results presentation is open for webinar participation. There is no fee to participate.

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Once you register, you will receive an email from Go-To-Webinar confirming your registration with meeting information.  Certificates of attendance will be sent from the LTAP Office 5 to 7 business days after the presentation.  If you have any questions please contact the ODOT Research Section.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a webinar for potential applicants to get ready for the forthcoming Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program on Thursday, May 19 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT. Register here.

The Opportunity: The Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program 

The Department anticipates posting one or more Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program (RCP) in summer of 2022. The RCP was created under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide up to $1 billion over the next 5 years. The program’s funds can support planning, capital construction, and technical assistance to equitably and safely restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities that create barriers to mobility, access, or economic development.  

Get Ready: Attend a Webinar on the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program  

On Thursday, May 19, DOT invites you to join Christopher Coes, DOT Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, for a 60 min webinar intended help potential applicants and their partners better understand the upcoming program before its official launch. 

This introductory webinar is free and open to the public. It is intended for a broad range of attendees, including representatives of organizations eligible to receive funds under the RCP program: States, units of local governments, Federally recognized Tribal governments, metropolitan planning organizations, nonprofit organizations, and owners of transportation facilities eligible for capital construction grants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please contact 

Learn more and stay connected:  

  • Register for the RCP program Webinar on May 19, 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT here.
  • Visit the RCP web page here
  • Subscribe to receive RCP program email updates here.
  • Consider additional DOT discretionary funding opportunities here.

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The National Center for Rural Road Safety and NLTAPA Safety Work Group are co-hosting a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.

This webinar will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Mountain/1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern.

Hey rurals! We’re sure you have heard the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes new funding for rural areas. For this webinar, we invite you to come hear about some of these exciting opportunities, including the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) implications of the new law, an overview of the special rules, including High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR) and the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund grants.

To find out more details and register for the webinar, please click on the button below. Instructions on accessing the webinar will be sent after your registration is confirmed.

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Thank you for letting us be your "Safety Sidekick!" We look forward to having you join us!


Webinar: How Technology and Sharing Data Can Save Lives in Work Zones and Beyond

Date: May 25, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET

Cost: Free

Organization: ITS America

This webinar will be a lively and important discussion with private and public sector speakers stressing the need for evolving technology and strategies to address the rising number of crashes and deaths in work zones and beyond. According to the National Safety Council, in 2020, a year in which traffic volumes dramatically decreased because of COVID, work zone fatalities increased. In that year alone, 857 people were killed and 44,240 people were injured in work zone crashes.

Participants in this webinar will highlight the importance of information and data sharing as a safety tool. They will discuss the U.S. Department of transportation’s Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) initiative as a major step in sharing accurate and timely work zone information with agencies, private companies, and GPS navigation apps.’s James Harris and North Carolina DOT’s Kelly Wells will discuss how their organizations collaborated to provide the most robust WZDx feed to date. As Executive Director of one of California’s most influential transportation authorities, Timothy Haile will offer a Bay Area perspective on the importance of cross-jurisdictional information sharing and the National Safety Council’s Jane Terry will offer a view from the nation’s most respected workplace safety organization.

For more information about this training, click here.