Photo: road grading (left) and cleaning culverts (right) are long-term maintenance tasks that help minimize stream siltation from roads.

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4. Road Construction and Maintenance - continued

Some general principles of road maintenance to consider are:

  • Inspections to ensure water control measures are functioning properly are essential.
  • To keep water flowing freely and quickly away from the road, culverts must be free of debris.
  • Water bars and dips must be maintained as traffic wears them down.
  • Road surface should be free of ruts to keep traffic moving safely. The road should be bladed and reshaped to conserve existing material; and to retain the original insloped, outsloped, or crowned design.
  • Fill and side cast areas must be checked to make sure they aren't becoming saturated and unstable.

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