More than 45% of Spokane County's roads are still gravel. Most of these roads are graded four (4) times a year. This service is determined by many factors; traffic volume, traffic speed, slope of road, effects of weather, and subsurface conditions. The more heavily traveled roads will need grading more often than those with less traffic. Usually gravel roads are graded twice in the spring to remove chuckholes, and then again in the fall to blade up the wash boarded surface.
During the dry summer months, the necessary moisture is not present to allow us to grade properly-within a few days the road will become wash boarded again. In the winter we cannot blade these types of roads because of the frozen condition. If homeowners would like information regarding having their section of a gravel road paved through a Road Improvement District process please call 509-477-3600 or by email to Request for Information.