Dirt & Gravel/ LV Roads Grants

Grant money is available for environmentally improvements to gravel roads and ‘low volume’ roads (paved roads with 500 or fewer cars per day) throughout Montgomery County.  Municipalities and other road-owning entities can apply for the grant money to improve the quality of their gravel roads while making an environmental improvement. Projects can include drainage improvements, stormwater management, road surface stabilization, swale improvements, stream crossing improvements, dust suppressants and more.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis as long as funds are available.
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Montgomery County Program Coordinator:  

Jessica Moldofsky

jmoldofsky@montgomeryconservation.org

(610) 489-4506 ext. 14

1st Annual Newsletter

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Project spotlights:

Webber Rd Before and after 2

Approximately 2,300 linear feet of Church Road in Marlborough Township along the Unami Creek was regraded to improve drainage and received 1,143 tons of driving surface aggregate to improve the road surface and reduce erosion.

Approximately 2,300 linear feet of Church Road in Marlborough Township along the Unami Creek was regraded to improve drainage and received 1,143 tons of driving surface aggregate to improve the road surface and reduce erosion.

 

Before and After

Pictures taken before and after DSA placement on King Road, Salford Township, Montgomery County.

 

In April 1997, the Pennsylvania Dirt and Gravel Road Program was enacted into law as Section 9106 of the PA Motor Vehicle Code, with $5 million in annual funding for “environmentally sensitive road maintenance.”

The program goal is to fund safe, efficient, and environmentally sound maintenance of sections of dirt and gravel roads which have been identified as sources of dust and sediment pollution.

Benefits of the program include reduced road maintenance costs (blading, regrading, and regraveling), safer roads, and reduced sedimentation in water, which affects aquatic life and drinking water resources.

This program is part of the Education, Assistance, and Funding Program provided by the State Conservation Commission in cooperation with Penn State University.

For more information:  

Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies:  www.dirtandgravel.psu.edu

Quality Assurance Board (QAB) meetings are held at the Montgomery County Conservation District office on the first Tuesday of each month at 9 am.

Mission Statement
To protect and improve the quality of life of the residents of Montgomery County and surrounding communities by providing, in cooperation with others, timely and efficient service, education, and technical guidance, for the wise use of our soil, water, and related resources.