Repairing Damaged Rural Roads in Pennsylvania: Gas Companies Learn to Add Environmental Sensitivity to Durability

The technological development that allows the economically feasible recovery of deep shale gas reserves in Pennsylvania has triggered a mass migration of trucks and heavy equipment into the state. This article discusses the road-related issues associated with shale gas development in Pennsylvania, which is occurring mainly in rural regions with unpaved or minimally-paved roads. The gas industry and transportation officials have worked together to develop a better understanding of conditions and expectations to reduce damage to the transportation infrastructure and the environment.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 46-47
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 290
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01524928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 13 2014 1:14PM