The point is that it was a good gravel road UNTIL the county maintained it. Lack of skill and enthusiasm turned it into a river bed at our expense. When you grade roads with subsurface rocks, you need a rake, or a few rockpickers following. Probably it was quitting time, and the guy on the grader was low on skill.
As to the dirt road it is a simple matter of having the road paved. Of course this would mean a higher tax if this is what you want. If you don’t want the higher taxes then the dirt road is what you will have, can’t have it both ways.