Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Roads

Why is the Dirt and Gravel Road Program so Important in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has more than 17,000 miles of dirt and gravel roads, which must be maintained to protect nearby streams from runoff and sediment from unpaved roads. By raising road elevations, reshaping banks, installing drainage pipes and planting natural buffers, Pennsylvania’ waterways and their inhabitants are shielded from the damaging effects of pollution.

Project Showcase

View two Dirt & Gravel Road projects with drone photography.  The Clarion Conservation District narrates the phases of construction and details ESM practices used to reduce sediment loading to receiving streams and Kahle Lake (Neely Rd).

Metz Road, Richland Township

Metz Road, Richland Township

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