PA Dirt & Gravel Program Resources
Pennsylvania's Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Program provides funding to eliminate stream pollution caused by runoff and sediment from the State's 20,000+ mile network of unpaved public roads. The Program was enacted into law in April 1997 as Section 9106 of the PA Vehicle Code, with $35 Million in annual funding for "environmentally sensitive road maintenance". The goal of the Program to create a more environmentally and economically sustainable low volume road network through education, outreach, and project funding.
This page contains resources and information specific for participants in Pennsylvania's Dirt and Gravel Road Program. You can return to the Center's homepage at any time by clicking the "center home" link on the upper left.
State Conservation Commission Program
The PA State Conservation Commission (SCC) administers an annual $28 Million allocation under the Program. The SCC allocates this funding to 64 of Pennsylvania's Conservation Districts who are responsible for administering the Program at the county level. Local road owning entities, typically townships, then apply to their Conservation District for funding. Other eligible applicants include the PA Game Commission, PA Fish and Boat Commission, PennDOT, and other public road-owning entities. Over 2,000 projects have been funded through 2010.
The PA Bureau of Forestry (BOF) administers an annual $7 Million allocation under the Program. The BOF funds projects on State Forest roads throughout Pennsylvania including an annual demonstration project to showcase new and innovative practices. For more information about Forestry's Dirt and Gravel Road Program, visit the "forestry" link to the lower left.