To work as a highway maintenance worker, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent;
- complete moderate-term, on-the-job training; and
- be at least 18 years old.
Education after high school
No formal education is required beyond high school.
Highway maintenance workers almost always learn their skills on the job. They receive training from an experienced worker. During training, you learn to use equipment necessary for the job and clean and prepare work sites and roads for repair. Training may last up to one year.