Dust Abatement

Earthbind Still PhotoCitizens who live along county-maintained gravel roads have a solution available to help minimize potential dust conditions. The embedded photo and videos on this page show what this treatment can typically look like. Below is our most current listing of applicators who have indicated an interest in applying dust control products, and citizens may contact them at any time to provide solutions.

The applicators who perform work in the county road right-of-way will obtain a permit from Jackson County Roads to ensure the essential steps of providing dust abatement are followed, including items such as coordinating any work to prepare the surface, traffic control, signage, product application, cleanup and warranty. The product(s) they plan to use need to have been pre-approved by Jackson County Roads to meet minimum standards for safety.

Jackson County Roads will coordinate with applicators when requested to prepare county-maintained roadway sections for dust abatement by grading the road when needed prior to the application of the product. This preparation activity by Jackson County Roads on county-maintained roads will be performed at no cost to the applicator/citizens.

NOTE: Jackson County Roads may also be applying surface stabilization treatments on selected sections of county-maintained gravel roads. If you are interested in talking about possible plans for your road, please give us a call at 541.774.8184.

To schedule your dust abatement application, please contact one of the applicators listed here (alphabetical sort):

NOTE: if you are interested in being listed here please contact our office at 541.774.8184.

Can I hire anyone to do this work?
Yes. Applicators need to obtain a permit from Jackson County Roads to ensure the safety of motorists as well as to satisfy any environmental concerns and meet other requirements.
Can any product be used?
No. Products must be pre-approved by Jackson County Roads to meet environmental standards. Earthbind and Lignin Sulfonate are examples of approved products.
How will the road get prepared prior to application of dust abatement?
The applicator will coordinate with Jackson County Roads to ensure the road is prepared before the product is applied.
Is there a cost to the preparation work?
Not on county-maintained gravel roads. Jackson County Roads will prepare the road for dust abatement application to ensure safety, as well as that the integrity of the road structure stays in place.
Will the Roads Department still apply anything to gravel roads?
Yes, Roads will be applying products for surface stabilization in areas where we need to reduce grading frequency.
Why are some roads treated by citizens paying and other roads treated by the county?
Citizens are paying for dust control, while Jackson County is applying a treatment for surface stabilization.
When will the county treat the road segments it wants to do for surface stabilization?
Usually in the late spring or early summer – likely in late-June through July.
Why will the county be treating roads for surface stabilization when there is still a chance of significant rain?
The Earthbind product does well in stabilizing the surface even after rain. Although the road may turn dusty there is still an adequate amount of benefit. If needed, Roads may apply an additional application later in the summer to stabilize the surface.
Who provides any warranty for the service I purchase?
The applicator will handle any warranty claims you may make.
Does Jackson County Roads guarantee the work, product or performance of the application?
No. Jackson County does not make any guarantee to the effectiveness of the Dust Abatement Program. Applicator, weather, road usage, and surface conditions are very determinate factors in the overall success and longevity of treatment.
Can Jackson County Roads grade a road which has been treated?
Yes. As pothole and washboard conditions occur, the safety of the traveling public will take priority over the product having been applied. NOTE: Jackson County reserves the right to grade or gravel the roadway, when deemed necessary at its sole discretion, which will significantly diminish the effectiveness of the dust abatement treatment.