Although dirt roads will always kick up a bit of dust, a recent report from the University of North Dakota has brought a veritable sandstorm of controversy to rural areas. The problem with airborne dust particles is that they aren’t just annoying — they pose a serious threat to livestock, the environment, and our health.
Unpaved roads are often the source of danger and annoyance. Paving them over with asphalt millings can ease troubles for local residents — if the ground material is right.
For one small town in Colorado, dust generated by dirt roads is a huge problem. Midwest offers solutions for dealing with dust on a budget.
Is it better to continually maintain gravel roads or will paving them be more cost-effective?
A crucial step to the development and coexistence of the oil industry and farming community is controlling dust from North Dakota’s roads.