Thursday, November 16, 2006
County works to wrap up road jobs
By SUE WATSON
Some Marshall County road and bridge projects are about to be finished for the construction season, with the much-awaited overlay of Cayce Road from Deer Creek to Victoria finished.
Cayce Road carries the highest volume of traffic in the county, according to engineer Larry Britt.
The construction of the Coldwater River Bridge on Red Banks Road is going well with the completion date expected to be in late spring or early summer, Britt said.
The engineer advised the Marshall County Board of Supervisors last week that a survey of county right-of-way on Irwin Road is complete and that a gate blocking the road that was put up by a property owner appears to be on public right-of-way.
The board voted to send a letter to the owner stating the county will remove the gate if the gate is not removed by the owner by November 14.
Britt said with this year’s construction projects about wrapped up, planning for next year’s road and bridge projects paid for with state funds will begin.
Larry Hall, county administrator/road manager, advised the board that the road department is working to complete several projects before winter.
Last week crews were finishing up the asphalt overlay of a segment of Bethlehem Road and hauling fill dirt to complete the turn lane at Goodman Road and Wingo in Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park.
In other business, the board of supervisors:
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