Gravel Roads: When the Dust Settles - Otis

Date: 4/23/2019 8:00 AM - 4/23/2019 2:30 PM

Location: Otis Center Fire Station
3 South Main Street

Otis, Massachusetts




Topics discussed will include
• Crown and slope control
• Proper blade technique
• Grader operations
• The benefits of dust control
• Drainage effects on gravel roads


First Name Affiliation
Andrew Gill Engineering
Dave Town of New Marlborough
Brad Town of Sandisfield
Richard Town of Foster (RI)
Jonathan Town of Mount Washington DPW
Paul Town of New Marlborough
Keith Town of Sandisfield
Ralph Town of Sandisfield
Robert Town of Foster (RI)
Charles Town of New Marlborough
Jim Town of Mount Washington DPW
David Town of Sandisfield
Keith Town of Otis
Bill Town of New Marlborough
Peter Town of New Marlborough
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst

     Michael Smith is the Baystate Roads Technical Training Specialist. He was a Highway Superintendent for 20 years where he developed and implemented modern road maintenance techniques. Mike was responsible for day to day operation and long range planning for the municipality.

    Before retiring in 2015, Mike was also a firefighter for 34 years. He is a lifelong resident of Heath, Massachusetts, whose teaching style includes a healthy portion of humor and student interaction. Mike can be reached at: