Gravel Roads: When the Dust Settles - New Marlborough

Date: 6/20/2023 7:30 AM - 6/20/2023 2:30 PM

Location: New Marlborough Fire & Rescue
205 Norfolk Road

New Marlborough, 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 6/20/2023
Private Sector


Register by 6/20/2023
Public Sector


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

First Name Affiliation
Daniel Town of New Marlborough
Craig Town of New Marlborough
Frank Town of West Stockbridge
Jamie Town of West Stockbridge
Tyler Town of Monterey
Jim Town of Monterey
John Town of West Stockbridge
Timothy Town of West Stockbridge
Kyle Town of Monterey
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: