Roads are everywhere — but how much do they cost to maintain? When people think of the country’s roadway infrastructure, they usually think of the construction of shiny new thoroughfares like roads, bridges, and highways funded by government dollars and built on the promise of major economic benefits to local areas.
Faced with a dwindling supply of gravel, Arkansas’ Boone County is considering alternative measures to strengthen its unpaved county roads. It might be overlooking the ideal solution to its issues.
Gravel roads need regular maintenance, especially as winter weather intensifies. These six tips for maintenance in the colder, snowier months can help protect your road from the elements.
The foundation of proper road care is routine maintenance, which keeps costs low and reduces the need for major rehabilitation projects down the line.
Maintaining a road’s proper shape or “profile” with grading has been historically critical to the health of gravel surfaces. But there’s another way to guarantee longer road life cycles that’s far more cost-effective.