A 500-foot-long section of Keiper Road near Bolivar in Fairfield Township also has been recently improved under the Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Program.
The road surface was raised as much as three feet in an effort to improve natural drainage and to eliminate the streams of flowing water that hindered travel on this two-lane, unpaved road and washed sediment into nearby Tubmill Creek.
Some 840 tons of shale were added to the road surface, raising it between two and three feet so that it now is level with the surrounding terrain and no longer the low point where water can collect. Next, new cross pipes and underdrains will be added to also help manage the flow of water.
Fairfield Township partnered with the District on this project, which was funded by a $9,000 grant from the Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Program.