Highway Maintenance Workers
Highway maintenance workers make basic repairs to highways and rural roads.
Highway maintenance workers do minor repairs such as filling potholes and cracked road surfaces. They also may clean and repair tunnels and small bridges.
$21.34 per hour on average
The outlook is Data not available
|Education & Training
Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) is common.
|Related Programs (Current training programs available)
|On the Job
- Drive trucks to work sites.
- Set construction signs and cones around work area to divert traffic.
- Flag drivers to warn them of road work or obstacles.
- Measure and mark locations to install markers.
- Erect, install, and repair road signs, guardrails, button-type lane markers, lights, and snow fences.
- Perform landscape duties, including mowing grass, clearing weeds and brush, and planting trees.
- Dump and spread asphalt to patch broken pavement.
- Paint traffic control lines.
- Inspect, clean, and fix bridges, tunnels, and other structures.
- Remove litter and debris from roads. Clean ditches, culverts, and drains.
- Use poisons and herbicides to eliminate unwanted animals and weeds.
- Drive vehicles and special equipment to remove snow and ice.
Maintenance and Operations
- Fence Builders
- General Construction Workers
- Heavy Truck Drivers
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