A weekly blog for all things conservation
Tim Robson, Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road Specialist
Maybe that has been your complaint or your gripe this summer or in summers past, it seems like they are always on your road. But, chances are that your local maintenance crew is just trying to get the many things done that they need to do before the next weather season comes along. We often underestimate or fail to understand just how much these crews are asked to do in a year’s time with a small crew, limited equipment and in some cases, limited training. For instance, an un-named township in our county has nearly 80 miles of road system to maintain, 20 of which is hard surfaced road (Tar and chip or asphalt). So, you can see how this presents a significant challenge for any size road crew.
The summer maintenance season for municipalities tends to start in early to mid-June. By this time, spring grading is wrapping up, hopefully dust control is going down, materials have been bid out and crews are ready to start bigger maintenance jobs which might include some of the following:
Various staff at the Bradford County Conservation District