With drying weather, road work is set to begin

In Webster County, multiple projects are on the calendar

Warmer weather means temperatures are right for road work, not only in the city of Fort Dodge, but throughout Webster County.

This summer, several road projects are being planned for both road improvement and bridge replacement.

Webster County Engineer Randy Will said there are nine projects that have either been completed recently or are set to begin in the coming weeks and months.

This includes a hot mix asphalt resurfacing project on Webster County Road P56. This will go from the Fort Dodge city limits to five and a half miles north on P56. It will also go west from P56 a distance of two and a half miles to U.S. Highway 169.

“Subdrains and pavement widening on P56, as well as joint repairs, will begin in June,” Will said. “The hot mix asphalt resurfacing will start after the Girls State Softball Tournament.”

That work is expected to be completed later this year.

There are also five bridge replacement projects set to be completed this year. All the replacements will include box culverts.

One of those bridge replacements is on Osceola Avenue north of 270th Street. Will said this project is set to begin in August and should be done by the end of the year.

The other four projects do not have a start date, but Will said he anticipates all of the projects being completed this year.

They include:

• Webster County Road D18 west of Webster County Road P71;

• Two bridges on 160th Street west of U.S. Highway 169;

• George Avenue north of Webster County Road D26.

Fort Dodge Asphalt has also done some projects in the county, with a couple more scheduled to begin.

Will said the company just completed hot mix asphalt repairs on Otho Drive from the east city limits of that town to Riverside Trail.

It has also completed granular shouldering on Webster County Road P59 from Webster County Road C66 in Clare north to the Humboldt County line, as well as on Webster County Road P33 from D60 in Gowrie to D36 in Moorland.

The company is also working on a project in the southern part of the county.

Will said that project is completing granular shouldering on Webster County Road P61 from the intersection of U.S. Highway 169/Iowa Highway 175 to Webster County Road D43 and on Webster County Road P73 from Dayton to Lehigh.

In June, Will said Fort Dodge Asphalt will be doing repairs on Landfill Drive and P59 south of Badger.

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