Gravel Roads: When the Dust Settles - Sturbridge

Date: 4/4/2023 7:30 AM - 4/4/2023 2:30 PM

Location: Sturbridge Public Safety
346 Main St

Sturbridge, Massachusetts




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


Register by 4/4/2023
Private Sector


Register by 4/4/2023
Public Sector


If you are having trouble registering, please email or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
Cody Town of Hubbardston
Travis Town of Hubbardston
Jason DCR Quabbin Watershed
Rich Town of Hubbardston
Neil Town of Hubbardston
Jacob Town of Hubbardston
  • 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: