Dust Control

Colchester has approximately 12 miles of public gravel roads that are maintained on a regular basis. An important part of this process is the application of dust control agents.

Controlling dust along our gravel roads improves public safety by providing better visibility, limits the amount of roadway deterioration and loss of material, and very importantly, improves the quality of life for those residents living along these roadways.

Dust control materials are typically applied in the late spring to early summer period depending on conditions, and then on an ongoing basis as conditions require.