Road Commission for Oakland County identifies top 30 gravel road segments
Did your street make the cut?The Road Commission for Oakland County keeps a list of the top 30 priority gravel road segments in the county and
How Do Gravel Roads Get Washboarding?
Washboarding on gravel roads can result in a bumpy ride for drivers — and even unsafe conditions — if not properly addressed If you’ve ever driven on an unpaved road, you’re probably familiar with the phenomenon of washboarding. Also referred to as “corrugation,” washboarding occurs when road surfaces made up of sand or gravel develop ripples, and is a common issue around the globe. In a study conducted in 2009 at the University of Toronto , researchers likened washboarding to the ripples that…
How to Keep Dust Down on Gravel Roads
Dust churned up on gravel roads can pose a risk to surrounding communities and the environment. Proper dust control is about more than just clear air — it’s about clear decisions for citizens and businesses alike Anyone who has spent time driving on gravel roads (especially stuck behind another car or truck) knows firsthand just how frustrating road dust can be. Aside from reduced visibility and…
Tips for Driving on Dirt and Gravel Roads
Every once in a while, you'll come upon an unpaved road. It could be gravel, dirt, sand, or some other loose material. There are a few things to keep in mind when you have to drive along one of these
New Ulm Police: 1 Dead After Pickup Trucks Tips Over On Gravel Road
One person is dead after a pickup truck tipped over on a gravel road in New Ulm Monday afternoon.
Eastern Iowa county suspends use of slag on gravel roads due to health concerns
Officials in an eastern Iowa county have suspended the use of a waste material on gravel roads because of concerns it could be harmful, especially to children. The Muscatine Journal reports that Muscatine County supervisors voted Monday to suspend the use of slag while they wait for further testing on the material.
Lucinda Williams Reflects on ‘Car Wheels on a Gravel Road’ at 20
Ahead of a tour celebrating her acclaimed 1998 LP, Williams also gives an update on her in-progress memoir and the status of her next record
Who's in charge of gravel roads? Lake City landowner asks court to decide
– Joe Slater's property on Lake Pepin, about 5 miles south of this riverfront town, is the picture of a secluded country retreat.They're served by an...
Bus with 10 children on board goes in ditch due to icy gravel road in Mitchell County
One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution, the Iowa State Patrol said.
How to Ride Gravel and Dirt Roads
Everything you need to know to head off the pavement and glide over gravel
Why one Vermont town is un-paving roads instead of repairing potholes
With little money to repave aging asphalt, Montpelier embraces the countrified charm of dirt and gravel roads.
Letter: Gravel in the winter? What a waste
Graveling country roads in the winter is a waste of taxpayer money.
Motorcycle chase leads deputies on 100 mph chase
Law enforcement officials are looking for a man who allegedly stole a motorcycle and then led Olmsted County sheriff’s deputies on a 100-mph pursuit across gravel roads.
Mailman rescues Minto, N.D., woman who cried for help for 20...
MINTO, N.D. – Josh Hefta has 162 stops on his rural mail route in Walsh County. "I've gotten to know a lot of people," he said. One of those people is 94-year-old Alice Paschke, who lived alone on a gravel road. “Alice was just a nice lady, and she was out there by herself,” Hefta said....
Nearly 20 years after brutal crime, attacker of Fargo teen to...
FARGO — Julie Bruce managed to pack senior year studies into her junior year in order to graduate a year early from Fargo North High School.On May 31, 1999, one day after graduation, a farmer checking his fields east of Casselton, N.D., found the 17-year-old lying on a gravel road in a pool of her...
20 years later, Lucinda Williams to play ‘Car Wheels’ in New Haven, Norwalk
In her Louisiana drawl deepened in tone by a half-century of a musician's life, Lucinda Williams opens up about what took so long to make the 1998 breakthrough album "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road" 20 years ago Speaking by phone from from her home in Los Angeles, the three-time Grammy winner says it was due to industry factors, not personal ones. She switched to RCA Records at one point to follow an executive she trusted, a "major label guy with an indie…
How to train for the world's ultimate race when you live in the bush
Farmer and ironwoman Caroline Ashby prepares for her third ironman race in Hawaii by cycling on the district's gravel roads and swimming in a dam.
Video: Origins of the Land Run 100
Follow the riders of the Land Run 100 gravel road race in Salsa Cycles newest short film.
500 Greatest Albums Podcast: How Lucinda Williams Took the Long Road to a Masterpiece
It took three years, three different cities, and four different producers, but ‘Car Wheels on a Gravel Road’ is a perfect album
Outlaw Country Cruise 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw at Sea
From Margo Price’s MVP status to Lucinda Williams’ full performance of ‘Car Wheels on a Gravel Road’