Low Volume Roads

Act 89 of 2013 (PA Transportation Bill) not only increased the Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Program funding from $5 Million to $35 Million, it also dedicated a minimum of $8 Million of that money 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 should be on similar Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance principles that have been used in the Dirt and Gravel Road Program since its inception. Paving or re-paving roads will NOT be the main focus of the LVR part of the Program. Although most of the Program policies and forms apply to both the Dirt and Gravel, and paved Low Volume Road portions of the Program, below are a few items that apply to paved low-volume roads only.