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Sups approve contract for new road

August 8, 2012
By EMILIE NELSON ( , Messenger News

The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved a contract for the construction of a road west of Fort Dodge during their regular meeting Tuesday.

The road, which will be named Grain Avenue, will be located .6 miles west of Harvest Avenue, approximately 3,100 feet south of Iowa Highway 7. The board accepted a bid of $1,173,154.90 from Fort Dodge Asphalt during their July 31 meeting, and approved the contract Tuesday.

In addition to work by Fort Dodge Asphalt, Rasch Construction, of Fort Dodge, will serve as a subcontractor for grating the land where the road will be placed, and Maier Landscaping, also of Fort Dodge, will seed and mulch the area.

Webster County Engineer Randy Will said a late start date for the project will be Sept. 4 when construction will begin on grating the road and gravel will be laid. The road will be paved and turning lanes will be added in the spring of 2013 with an expected completion date of July 1, 2013.

In other business, the board approved a native wine permit for the Community Orchard, allowed 2011 homestead tax credits and military tax credits, approved a utility permit for

MidAmerican Energy to install 815 feet of underground electrical transmission line to a new home at 1815 Johnson Avenue in Douglas Township and Carl Long, representing Liberty National, also addressed the board on possible life and accidental death insurance policies for Webster County employees.



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