Boone County to start farm-to-market gravel resurfacing

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Perry-area gravel roads in line for resurfacing include portions of 300th and 335th streets and Eagle Avenue, when the Boone County Secondary Roads Department begins a granular resurfacing project this month on 120 miles of the county's farm-to-market roads.

Beginning in the next few weeks and continuing through May, the Boone County Secondary Roads Department will conduct a granular surfacing project on 120 miles of the county’s farm-to-market gravel roads, the department announced Wednesday.

“As you may have noticed, the Boone County Maintenance Staff are diligently working to improve the crown on those routes,” said Boone County Engineer Scott H. Kruse. “Crews all around the county are removing the high edges and incorporating that material to get the crown of the road to a minimum of 4%.”

Peterson Contractors Inc. of Reinbeck PCI will be the contractor hauling some 400 tons of 1.5” limestone rock to work sites around the county. An online map shows details of the project. Perry-area gravel roads in line for resurfacing include portions of 300th and 335th streets and Eagle Avenue.

Motorists are urged to use caution when approaching areas where road work is underway, Kruse said.

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