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Road Master Program Required Course

Environmental Awareness

The concept of going about highway maintenance in a manner that is environmentally acceptable is of great importance to state and local agencies. This​ workshop explores how to perform our routine highway​ maintenance and achieve quality production while being​ environmentally responsible and compliant.​ Topics discussed include: pollution, why we should be concerned, general permits, ground water​ protection, surface water management, typical highway​ maintenance operations, work in and around streams,​ waste management, and spill prevention and response.​  This course is designed for supervisors and crew members​ performing maintenance work on the roadway with a​ desire to be environmental stewards.

Dates & Locations


This session is from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.



  • Introduction/Class Overview – Pre-Knowledge Survey –What is Pollution? – Types of Pollution – Importance of Prevention - Key Pollutants in Highway Work – Regulations for Highway Work
  • Break
  • Typical Highway Maintenance Functions & Environmental Compliance – Scenario Break Out Sessions Typical Facility Based Operations & Environmental Compliance – Oil Water Separator Activity
  • Lunch
  • Typical Facility Based Operations & Environmental Compliance (continued)
  • How to Manage Waste
  • Facility Field Trip / Inspection
  • How to Handle Spills and Emergencies – Spill Clean Up Activity Spill and Emergencies Scenarios
  • Break
  • Spill and Emergencies Scenarios (continued)
  • Review – Questions – Post Knowledge Survey
  • Evaluations – Certificates
  • Adjourn


Roads Scholar and Road Master Courses:

  • $95 local agency employees
  • $115 all others

NOTE: Payment is required in advance, except employess of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.