2014-08-21 / Local & State

Union Twp. Improves Dirt, Gravel Road

Partners with Conser vation District


Pictured are recent improvements along South Foster Road made by Union Township in partnership with Fulton County Conservation District. Pictured are recent improvements along South Foster Road made by Union Township in partnership with Fulton County Conservation District. Union Township supervisors recently partnered with the Fulton County Conservation District to implement road improvements along South Foster Road., near Buck Valley, in the Sideling Hill Creek watershed.

Pennsylvania’s Dirt and Gravel Road program covered 80 percent of the cost of improving road drainage at the site, which included regrading the road after the installation of new crosspipes, headwalls and endwalls. The supervisors did the work themselves and now have an improved road that will contribute less sediment to Sideling Hill Creek.

The Dirt and Gravel Road program administered by the Conservation District uses a competitive application process to fund local public road projects that will eliminate pollution to local streams. Traditionally, the program has offered $25,000 each year. In coming years, due to fees collected through the gas drilling industry across Pennsylvania, an increase in program funding will provide nearly $200,000 annually.

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