BEATRICE – Despite heavier than usual rain for the month of June, gravel roads in Gage County remain in good shape. County Supervisor Terry Jurgens, who chairs the road and bridge committee, says there were a few washout areas and water over roadways following some very heavy rain in recent days.
:15 “see the rains”
This year the county decided to conduct a single bid-letting for gravel and rock supplies for the entire year. Supervisor John Hill says that’s worked out well, compared to the past practice of taking bids separately for spring and fall material allocations.
:11 “entire year”
Jurgens says one project that has been delayed by the wet weather is a major culvert construction project located about three miles north of Odell, on Southwest 61st Road.
:31 “a little longer”
At the other end of the county, a bridge construction project northwest of Adams, Jurgens says, appears to be on schedule for a fall completion.
:09 “hold true”
Hill says repairs on two other bridges, located south of Clatonia, and between Holmesville and Blue Springs…precede what is likely to be replacement farther into the future.
:16 “be replaced”
For non-hard-surfaced township roads, Gage County allocates six to ten miles of gravel and rock supplies, based on traffic and the number of miles of roads each township has.