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Roads occupy supervisors’ discussion

By Staff | Jun 2, 2010

ARMSTRONG – The aftermath of the impact of a rough winter on county roads was a primary focus of Tuesday’s Emmet County Board of Supervisors meeting at the Armstrong Community Center.

County engineer Roger Patocka said crews had mowed hard-surfaced roads before Memorial Day Weekend and swept intersections. Other work completed included blading; hauling gravel, which is 90 percent completed; replacing and repairing signs after winter damage; work on tile intakes and mailboxes and repairing a grader. Next week, crews will start working 10-hour days, Patocka said.

Patocka said A roads were in tough shape due to frost boils. “Any place where we’ve got heavy loads going on, that’s where it’s bad,” Patocka said.

Patocka also discussed the bridge next to Riverview Golf Course. He said bids will be let in December with the $750,000 project to be completed next summer.

The board also discussed a drainage outlet charge slated for DD37. If it goes through, the district would pay $259,467 for discharging into EKP84 to cover work on the main ditch in that district.