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Grading of Gravel Roads

The Municipality grades gravel roads on a periodic basis throughout the season in order to maintain proper drainage of the road surface and improve the driving surface.

Annual Gravel Requirements

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent adds 197,000 tonnes of gravel to rural roads each year. The municipally-owned Harwich Gravel Pit produces approximately 100,000 tonnes of the gravel needed, while the remainder is purchased through the tender process.

Gravel Resurfacing (Spring / Fall)

During the spring Public Works applies gravel on its rural roads during the months of May and June and in the fall during the months of September and October. Public Works generally waits two days after gravel resurfacing to apply a dust control or stabilization.

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