WALKER -- Cass County Engineer David Enblom obtained Cass County Board approval Tuesday to continue calcium chloride treatment on 37 gravel roads throughout the county and to make improvements to 27 more roads.
The improvements will include removing or overlaying rocky areas, replacing culverts, improving rights-of-way and leveling road surfaces, Enblom said.
The board also authorized advertising for gravel stockpile crushing. Interested townships may add their stockpile projects to the county bid by contacting the county engineer's office.
Each year, Enblom said additional townships join the county road calcium chloride program to improve their gravel road surfaces.
By advertising phased-out county equipment for sale on the Internet, Enblom said the county was able to obtain higher returns than by trading equipment in on new purchases.
Bidders bought 1991 and 1978 used county backhoe loaders for $9,170.09 and $4,250, respectively, and a front end loader for $29,100. Area bidders bought the backhoes. A Twin Cities area bidder bought the loader, Enblom said.
A public hearing will be held at the April 17 board meeting to consider vacating a portion of the service road at the Y Junction of Highways 371 and 200 to enable the Minnesota Department of Transportation to install a semaphore at that intersection later this summer.
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