Dust is a problem! Dust can carry several hundred feet into nearby homes, cover nearby crops, and cause human allergies. Just as important a problem is the degeneration of the road service. When the fine material (dust) is lost, the load-bearing aggregate will soon follow. Loss of fines and aggregate results in ruts, potholes, and washboards that require costly spot repairs and frequent blading to keep the road in acceptable condition.
The Van Buren County Road Commission works together with its Township Partners to stabilize county gravel roads through the application of liquid dust control during the spring/summer months.
The following applications of liquid dust layer are tentatively scheduled in the following Townships, pending weather, and pending any possible alternative direction by each respective Township. For more specific information, please contact the Road Commission directly at 269-674-8011, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Township Residents may contact their Township Offices directly to request Bag Chloride. If the Township authorizes (through a signed Authorization given to the resident), the resident should bring the Authorization to the Road Commission's Administrative Offices, 325 W. James Street, Lawrence during hours of operation to pick up the Bag Chloride which is then hand or machine sewn over the area to control dust.
Almena Township - 3 Applications
Antwerp Township - None (N/A)
Arlington Township - 2 Applications
Bangor Township - 2 Applications
Bloomingdale Township - 3 Applications
Columbia Township - 2 Applications
Covert Township - None (N/A)
Decatur Township - 1 Application
Geneva Township - 1 Application
Hamilton Township - 1 Application
Hartford Township - None (N/A)
Keeler Township - 2 Applications
Lawrence Township - 1 Application
Paw Paw Township - 3 Applications
Pine Grove - 3 Applications
Porter Township - 1 Application
South Haven Township - None (N/A)
Waverly Township - 2 Applications