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Flood repairs to county roads continue

July 13, 2013
By Joyce Wiese - News Correspondent , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama County Engineer Lyle Brehm told the board of supervisors on Monday, July 8, road crews are continuing their efforts to repair areas which suffered flood damage in late May and early June.

He said rock is still needed in several locations and a lot of ditches need to be cleared of debris. The plan is to intermittently apply normal maintenance to roads as needed while they continue the flood repairs.

Work was also to begin on Monday on a bridge over Richland Creek on K Avenue, north of 380th Street.

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Tama County P Avenue north of Long Point, about four miles east of Tama, is shown at height of flooding in June.
News-Herald file/John Speer

The bridge was damaged by ice flow earlier this spring.

Resurfacing work is also progressing, Brehm said. Work on Highway D65 near Dinsdale will likely start sometime this week. Part of this project included work on L Avenue has already began.

All of the cold-in-place recycling has been completed on Highways T47, E-29, and the road around Union Grove Lake. A contractor ground up the top four inches of the existing asphalt and placed it right back down again. This ground asphalt will be covered with about three inches of new asphalt in a few weeks. Traffic will allowed to drive on the ground asphalt before the new asphalt is placed. Soft spots may develop, but they will be addressed before the final asphalt is laid.

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Also, Work continues on a box culvert replacing a bridge on 370th Street, just west of Highway T47. All of the concrete for the new culvert has been placed. Backfilling and finishing the road still needs to take place.

Claims approved for payment for the past week totaled $87,325.



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