Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Roads Program
Pennsylvania's Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program provides funding to eliminate stream pollution caused by runoff and sediment from the State's comprehensive network of unpaved and low volume public roads.
Does your road look like this?
This program can make it look like this!
About the program
The program was enacted into law in April 1997 as section 9106 of the PA Vehicle Code, with $5 million in annual funding for “environmentally sensitive road maintenance” for unpaved roads.
Act 89 of 2013 (PA Transportation Bill) not only increased the Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Program funding from $5 million to $35 million, it also dedicated a minimum of $8 million of that money towards paved or sealed low volume roads with 500 vehicles per day or less. The focus of road projects in the Low Volume Road (LVR) portion of the Program should be on similar Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance principles that have been used in the Dirt and Gravel Road Program since its inception. Paving or re-paving roads will not be the main focus of the LVR part of the program. Most of the Program policies and forms apply to both the Dirt and Gravel Roads and Low Volume Roads Program.
The goal of these programs is to create a more environmentally and economically sustainable low volume road network through education, outreach, and project funding.
Beaver County Conservation District administers and implement’s this program at the county level.
Who is eligible to receive funding?
Beaver County Municipalities who have attended a free 2-day training on Environmentally Sensitive Maintenace (ESM) for unpaved roads.
Is someone from my municipality trained?
Eligible municipalities: https://www.dirtandgravel.psu.edu/education-and-training/esm-course
How do I sign up for the training?
How do I apply for funding?
Contact the Beaver County Conservation District.
Program Contact: Hannah Schrauder