The largely suburban area of Northern Virginia has a few pockets of rural landscape that are almost entirely connected to the outside world by unpaved gravel roads. The fight to preserve those pathways may be helped by technology that brings pavement-like strength to gravel surfaces.
A new report commissioned by the Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies in Pennsylvania sought to compare dust emissions from two different surface aggregates.
Unpaved roads can be beautiful, sturdy, and perfectly safe — but if they aren’t properly treated and maintained, they can quickly deteriorate into a nightmare! These 7 unpaved roads from around the world show just how frightening a lack of soil stabilization can be.
Facing financial constraints as a result of to state and federal budget cuts, one Michigan town is considering converting their deteriorating paved roads to gravel.
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.