Gravel Roads

Q.  Why isn’t the Kent Co. Road Commission grading gravel/dirt roads? A.  Weather conditions have severely impacted our gravel roads, and our crews have been out spot-grading where effective. However, With muddy conditions and frost coming out of the ground, grading can actually worsen road conditions rather than improve them. Here’s why. The frost coming out of the ground is coupled with large amounts of precipitation (rain and/or snow). The muddy surface that this causes gets worse with excessive traffic or heavy vehicles. That is why KCRC’s heavy grading equipment can make muddy roads even worse for travel, and putting…