How do you handle Gravel Roads (dust, holes, ruts, etc.)?

The Road Department works to facilitate a single application of calcium chloride on permanent gravel roads. As part of maintenance, arrangements are made with a contractor and supplier to target an application to be applied prior to July 4th. Exact timeline and application schedule is subject to weather, equipment, and contractor schedule. 

If a township requires or requests having more than this application, that township would be required to pay for additional applications of chloride on gravel roads in their township. 

In the summer, roads are always graded prior to having chloride applied. If your road needs graded, please submit a service request. In addition, we try to blade gravel roads after it rains and the road has softened up. In the winter, we must wait until the frost is out of the roads before we can grade them.

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1. When do I need to get a permit from the Road Department?
2. Why isn't my road plowed right away when it snows?
3. Where can I get information on current road conditions in Michigan?
4. Why are some roads numbered differently than others?
5. Who is responsible for State highways in Berrien County?
6. What are "Seasonal weight restrictions" and "Frost laws"?
7. How do you handle Gravel Roads (dust, holes, ruts, etc.)?
8. What causes potholes?
9. Where does the Road Department get its operating funds?
10. What are the rules and policies concerning winter weather conditions?