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Conservation district will provide tips on maintaining, repairing unpaved driveways

Patrick Varine
Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Westmoreland Conservation District officials will discuss repair and maintenance strategies for unpaved and gravel (above) driveways.

Drive through rural Westmoreland County and it won’t take long to find: an unpaved driveway with loose stone peppering the public road at its entrance, the result of storm water shifting gravel before it finds a path into the ground.

Westmoreland Conservation District officials are hoping to change that. Next month, the group will host a public workshop in Ligonier Township on repairing and maintaining gravel and unpaved driveways.

“The workshop is to provide landowners and farmers with ways to make cost-effective repairs,” said WCD Watershed Specialist Chelsea Walker. “We’ll offer some long-term solutions to keep those problems from reoccurring.”

The cost to attend “After the Storms: How to Repair and Maintain Gravel Driveways & Unpaved Lanes” is $5, and the workshop will be at 1:30 p.m., March 26, at Penguin Court, 104 California Ave., in Ligonier Township’s Laughlintown neighborhood.

“We’ll be looking at different practices to help break up that drainage and get it off the road as soon as possible, so it doesn’t pick up velocity, pick up material and run it out onto a public road,” Walker said.

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Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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