While the majority of the Center’s efforts are focused on education, outreach, and technical assistance, the need for research has increased throughout the years as knowledge gaps become evident.  The Center’s research efforts have focused largely on unpaved road aggregate comparisons, and quantification of sediment from unpaved roads, but more recently has expanded to include dust quantification, Marcellus impacts, and other issues.  Click the links below for past and present research projects done by the Center.

Current Research

On-going and planned research projects at the Center.

Past Research

Research projects and Master’s Thesis completed through the Center.

Equipment and Tools

Research equipment and tools utilized by the Center.

Rural Roads Symposium

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pennsylvania's Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program, the Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies held a Successes in Rural Road Maintenance and Ecology Symposium on April 4, 2017 at Penn State University.