Pennsylvania's Dirt Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program provides funding to eliminate stream pollution caused by runoff and sediment from the State's comprehensive network of unpaved and low volume public roads. The Program was enacted into law in April 1997 as Section 9106 of the PA Vehicle Code, with $5 Million in annual funding for "environmentally sensitive road maintenance" for unpaved roads. The goal of the Program is to create a more environmentally and economically sustainable low volume road network through education, outreach, and project funding.
Beginning in 2014-15, a portion of the Program’s funding was directed towards paved or sealed low volume roads with 500 vehicles per day or less. The focus of road projects in the Low Volume Road (LVR) portion of the Program is on similar Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance principles that have been used in the Dirt and Gravel Road Program since its inception. Some LVR-specific resources and policies can be found here.
The deadline for applications is by close of business on November 5, 2021 . Please contact the office to set up a pre-application appointment. Pre-application appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.