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The District administers the Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Program to treat erosion and sedimentation problems as a result of unpaved roads in Northampton County. At least 38 miles of dirt and gravel roads exist within the county, some of which may be eligible for funding to reduce the potential of sediment pollution to our streams. Only roads that have an impact to streams in the county are eligible for funding. If you are a Municipal Official and want to be considered for funding please contact us.

The current Statement of Policies should be reviewed prior to submitting an application. The policies and other information is available on the Center for Dirt and Gravel Roads website on the Northampton County Page.

Mark your calendars - ESM training opportunities!

ATTENTION: Municipality training is required prior to applying for grant(s).

Remote ESM Quick Facts

  • The remote ESM training is approximately 8 hours in length, split over two consecutive days (must attend both days)
  • Each training day will run from 8am to approximately 12:30pm with a few breaks.
  • Attendance is limited to 75 sites participating in each training.
  • Trainings are open to new attendees or for recertification.
  • Certifications for funding eligibility will last for 5 years.
  • PSU Dirt and Gravel Road Center will send ESM books to attendees as they register.
  • Attendees will be able to submit live questions.

  • Remote ESM Dates and Registration Links
  • Note each training will be held in two 4-hour sessions on consecutive days for a total of 8 hours. Registration for these sessions will open later in the fall of 2021.
    Dec 14 & 15
    Jan 18 & 19
    Feb 15 & 16
    March 15 & 16


In-Person ESM Training Dates

Note that due to size limitations, these are two one-day trainings being held back to back for different audiences.  Attendees should only attend one session. 
Sept 8: Centre County: Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA  16803
Sept 21: Berks County: Holiday Inn Morgantown, 6170 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, PA  19543
Sept 28: Beaver County: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Area/Beaver Valley, 2000 Wagner Road Ext. South, Monaca, PA 15061
Oct 12: York County: Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road, York, PA  17408
Oct 19: Luzerne County: Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre East Mountain, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702

 A few of the projects in Northampton County that were funded in part by the program include:

Borough of Tatamy
Braden Park

This project involves the placement of Driving Surface Aggregate on the Braden Park access road and parking lot, as well as stabilization of the stormwater runoff area downslope of the lot. It should be completed in June 2007.

Allen Township
Stonebridge Road

Driving Surface Aggregate was installed on road surface, stormwater channels were stabilized and dust suppressant was added to reduce sedimentation to Hokendauqua Creek.

Allen Township
Tomahawk Trail

Driving Surface Aggregate and waterbars were installed on road surface, stormwater channels were stabilized, dust suppressant was added and several cross pipes with inlets were installed to reduce sedimentation to Hokendauqua Creek.

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