Residents of the unincorporated can now apply for the 2022 Dust Control program

A white car drives down a dirt road with dust kicking up behind it

Johnson County’s 2022 Dust Control Cost Share Program is now accepting applications. To be eligible for this program, residents must live on a gravel road in the unincorporated area of Johnson County.

This program involves spraying a product onto the gravel road in front of homes to help reduce the dust. The road will still look like a gravel road, but the dust created by traffic is significantly reduced.

The program covers a 400-foot treatment area, and the county will pay for half of the cost to apply the product while the resident pays the other half. Additional footage must be paid by the resident at 100%.

Applications forms and general information can be found at Applications and payment are due Friday, May 6, 2022.

Johnson County has about 135 miles of gravel roads. One of the issues that comes with living on a gravel road is dealing with the dust created by traffic. The dust gets in the air, on your vehicle, in your house, and it can be a nuisance. To help with this issue, the Board of County Commissioners approved a dust control cost sharing program for 2020.

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