Kearney County Highway Superintendent Randy Smith began the County 2016 One and Six Year Road Plan public hearing by informing the gathered citizens that Kearney County currently maintains 723 miles of gravel road and 60 miles of asphalt. County Roads employees stayed busy throughout the year completing projects from the previous One and Six Year Plan.
Five miles of new armor coat was applied to B Road. Tree removal, bridge maintenance, asphalt patching, and driveway work were completed. A culvert replaced a wood deficient bridge. The County hauled 17,030 cubic yards of gravel in 2015 to cover nine percent of gravel roads.
A surfacing project on 40 Road was completed in 2015 and will be continued in the new plan. An asphalt overlay will be applied to 40 Road between D and G Roads. Letting for the project was held last fall and work will begin in May. Cost of the project is $465,000. The lower price for this year’s overlay is due to oil prices declining.
see February 24 Courier for full story