Gravel Roads: When the Dust Settles - New Marlborough

Date: 8/30/2023 7:30 AM - 8/30/2023 2:30 PM

Location: New Marlborough Fire & Rescue
205 Norfolk Road

New Marlborough, Massachusetts



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This workshop will present attendees with a basic understanding of gravel and gravel roads. It will provide information on factors affecting the condition of gravel roads and the proper techniques for maintaining a gravel road.

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
Daniel Town of New Marlborough
Craig Town of New Marlborough
Frank Town of West Stockbridge
Robert City of Springfield Water and Sewer Commission
Mark Town of Peru
Jamie Town of West Stockbridge
Tyler Town of Monterey
Robert City of Springfield Water and Sewer Commission
Eric Town of Peru
Daniel City of Springfield Water and Sewer Commission
Ed Town of Richmond
Jim Town of Monterey
Paul Town of New Marlborough
Charles Town of New Marlborough
John Town of West Stockbridge
Timothy Town of West Stockbridge
Jacob City of Springfield Water and Sewer Commission
Kyle Town of Monterey
William Town of New Marlborough
Justin Town of Peru
Travis Town of Richmond
Brett Town of Richmond
Peter Town of Monterey
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)

     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: