According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 71% of public access roads in the U.S. are in rural areas. 45% of these roads are unpaved, which presents a problem because roughly ¾ of these rural roads are not eligible for federal funding. That leaves many municipalities, townships and districts essentially on their own — with a lot of miles and a shortage of money.
Midwest has taken on this challenge, proactively and successfully.
By developing an alternative to the status quo, Midwest’s long-term approach to planning road maintenance projects opens opportunities for unpaved rural road management and improvement.
The Midwest unpaved road plan combines dust control with fines preservation and soil stabilization. Road budgets are planned and targeted for work over 3-5 years; Midwest's long term approach starts with the most important roadways that have the highest DVPs and highest annual maintenance cost; and plans are reevaluated each year to measure effectiveness and impact, while accounting for changes in priorities, budgets and strategies.
Now, it’s all about completing a project, not someone selling a product.