For many, gravel roads may conjure images of backwoods exploration, but their history encompasses much more; from ancient Eastern trade routes to rustic American thoroughfares, let’s explore the rich history of the unpaved road.
Faced with a combination of limited infrastructure budgets and deteriorating asphalt, many U.S. towns and municipalities are choosing to unpave rather than repave their roads.
A network of unpaved roads connecting Senegalese villages to major cities and highways had fallen into disrepair. The Senegal Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, Telecommunications & ICT contacted Midwest, which was able to provide a long-term solution to the problem in the form of natural paving.
In rural and remote areas, building new roads or making extensive repairs is often a prohibitively expensive logistical nightmare; road reclamation eliminates those problems once and for all.
Proper road maintenance requires intense attention to detail and complex yet highly effective solutions. But is the transportation industry suffering from poor communication on the part of maintenance solution providers?