Gravel Road Maintenance Workshop – March 23

   On March 23, Madison resident and gravel road guru, Russ Lanoie, will give a workshop at the Freedom Town Hall on gravel road maintenance techniques that can improve performance and durability of gravel roads while helping protect surface water quality through properly managed drainage.

   Russ is a specialty sitework contractor who has over 40 years of experience installing surface drainage and maintaining dirt roads in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He has an associate’s degree in Civil Technology from UNH and has written and presented programs on unpaved road maintenance, energy conservation, solar home design, understanding septic systems, and wet basement mitigation.

   This workshop will be based on Russ’s gravel road maintenance manual, A Ditch in Time, which will be available for purchase at the workshop.  The workshop is targeted at camp operators, road associations, private land owners who maintain long unpaved driveways, and more generally, to those who contract for dirt road maintenance.

   The morning workshop will be followed by a site visit to assess a nearby road. The workshop is free and will be held at the Freedom Town Hall, located on Elm Street in Freedom Village, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please register by calling GMCG at 539-1859.

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