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Asphalt Pavement Preservation Treatment Series: Micro-Surfacing - WEB-BASED

PROGRAM AREA: Pavements and Materials
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
1 Hours
0 Units
$25 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1


This training is part of the "Asphalt Pavement Preservation Treatment" series and is designed to provide participants with information on micro-surfacing. Topics include: pavement and traffic condition considerations, construction, and troubleshooting.

This training draws on the Pavement Preservation Treatment Construction Guide (PPTCG), which was created by FHWA, in partnership with Caltrans, the National Center for Pavement Preservation, and the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) as a resource for agency and industry pavement preservation practitioners. It provides information on basic pavement preservation concepts and the different treatments available and how they should be applied, so agencies can make informed decisions when determining which treatments best fit their pavement preservation needs. The training is primarily targeted at individuals unfamiliar with pavement preservation policy and technical information.

To take the entire series of trainings for the PPTCG, access the NHI website and register for NHI-131110.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify pavement conditions most suitable for a micro-surfacing treatment.
  • Describe the construction of micro-surfacing.
  • Identify common problems associated with micro-surfacing and recognize their solutions.
  • List the key capabilities and limitations of micro-surfacing relative to various traffic conditions.


The primary audience for the Pavement Preservation Treatment Construction WBT course is Federal, State, and local highway construction and maintenance teams, specifically the highway workers and inspectors involved in the placement of pavement preservation treatments. Although not in the primary audience, design engineers will also benefit from the online guide and the associated training. The training course is primarily targeted at individuals unfamiliar with pavement preservation policy and technical information.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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