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    • Register now for fall Roads Scholar classes. First class is September 12 in Roseburg.
    • Oregon Skills Demo and Safety Conference is scheduled for September 13 through 15 in Roseburg. Only $199! For more information or to register: skillsdemo.org
    • Save the Dates! Street Maintenance and Collections Systems Fall School (October 4-6 in Bend). 
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Current Newsletter

The Spring 2016 Oregon Roads newsletter is now available. Read about Road Diets, setting speed limits, smarter work zones, bridge deck rehabilitation, communicating with local officials, available resources and webinars, upcoming trainings, and much more.
Don't forget that our newsletter is now paperless. To receive the Oregon Roads Newsletter, send us your contact information using the link below.


Need a boost in your training program? Out of ideas? We have a well stocked library of training and safety videos on a wide range of subjects. All public agencies in Oregon are welcome to use this free service; your only cost is for postage to return borrowed items. Visit our lending library page for more information. 


We will gladly send you any (or all) of these publications -- for free! Just complete this quick form, and we'll get them right in the mail.

W-Beam Guardrail Repair
Roadside barriers are a critical safety device, as they shield motorists from what might be a more severe crash when leaving the roadway. When damaged they need to be repaired so that they can perform this function. The purpose of this guide is to provide highway and maintenance personnel with information on how to repair damaged W-Beam guardrail, the most frequently used barrier system. Three levels of damage are described and guidance is provided on the need and procedure for appropriate repairs. 2008.

Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety
This guide was prepared to help local road agency maintenance workers understand the importance of maintaining and upgrading drainage features on their road system. Storm water that stands or ponds on the road surface and shoulders can contribute to crashes due to hydroplaning in wet conditions or skidding in icey conditions. Water run-off can deteriorate the shoulder, sideslopes, and reduce the effectiveness of safety hardware (guardrails, sign posts, etc.). 2009.

Intersection Safety: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners
One of the most pressing traffic safety issues on local roads is intersection safety. Many local rural intersections lack suitable design standards, delineation, and signing that may be provided on higher volume roadways. Many were not officially designed, but rather "evolved" over time to their current geometric configuration.
Spiral-bound hardcopies available from the T2 Center or pdf file available here for download.



Roadway Departure Safety: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners

Local rural roads vary from two-lane paved highways to gravel or dirt roads in mountainous, forest, or tribal areas. A portion of these roadways lack basic signing, pavement markings, and appropriate alignment and delineation features. In many cases local agencies have no plans for improvements due to factors such as funding, low traffic volumes, or topographical challenges.
This booklet provides local road practitioners with relevant information to reduce roadway departure crashes on the roadway network.

This booklet provides local road practitioners with relevant information to reduce roadway departure crashes on the roadway network. Spiral-bound hardcopies available from the T2 Center or pdf file available here for download.
Roadway Safety Information Analysis: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners
This booklet was developed to provide processes and examples for typical information needs and analyses local practitioners can use to help improve the safety of local rural roads. Its purpose is to acquaint local practitioners – regardless of background or experience level – with the information sources, calculations, tools, and methods to make data-supported decisions regarding local rural road safety.
Spiral-bound hardcopies available from the T2 Center or pdf file available here for download.
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Scholarships for tuition to Oregon APWA training events are available! Click here for more information about the APWA scholarship program and requirements or contact the Oregon APWA at (541) 994-3201 or by email for scholarship requirements and requests.
23rd Annual Skills Demo and Safety Conference
September 13 - 15
Street Maintenance and Collections Systems Short School
October 4 - 6
Northwest Public Works Institute: Public Works Leadership
November 1 - 4
Cannon Beach
Northwest Public Works Institute: Public Works Essentials
November 29 - December 2


Did you know that the T2 Center offers free training to public agencies and their crew on the following topics? 

  • - Public Agency Work Zone Traffic Control (Flagging)
  • - Defensive Driving
  • - Safe Forklift Operation (refresher)
  • - Forklift Operator Training (initial certification)
  • - HazMat Awareness
  • - Sleep Deprivation
  • - Work Zone Integrity
  • - Pre-trip Inspection
  • - Equipment Tie-down
  • - Drug and Alcohol Awareness for CDL Holders
  • - Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Supervisors
  • - Emergency Bridge Assessment
  • - Hearing Protection
We will bring them right to your agency and supply all of the class materials. All you have to do is have the required minimum number of people for the class and a place to hold it.

Click here to view course descriptions on the Circuit Rider classes offered. Click on Training Calendar to view current classes scheduled. 

If you do not have enough people to fill a class, you may be able to join in on one being hosted by another agency or host one yourself and we can advertise the class in order to fill it.
Call us at (503) 986-2855 to schedule a class.