Expert to Address Town Board on Dirt Roads

Observed road work and took samples in March

Ken Skorseth, author of the Federal Highway Administration’s Gravel Roads Construction and Maintenance Guide, will address the Philipstown Town Board at a workshop on dirt roads at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15. In March, Skorseth examined many of Philipstown’s dirt roads, met with Highway Superintendent Carl Frisenda and observed road work. He also collected more than 200 pounds of dirt and gravel samples from 10 locations for testing in his South Dakota lab.

The workshop will include a presentation of his findings about Philipstown’s dirt roads as well as recommendations and suggestions for cost-effective maintenance. The Old Road Society of Philipstown said it secured Skorseth’s services to help Philipstown preserve its heritage roads while being mindful of the town’s fiscal considerations.

This workshop is open to the public. Skorseth’s guide can be downloaded at www2.ku.edu.

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