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COLUMBIA CITY â€” At Mondayâ€™s County Council meeting, Michael Barton, highway department superintendent, gave an update on the departmentâ€™s sealing program that started Tuesday.
â€śJohnson Road will be the first road we start on,â€ť said Barton. â€śWeâ€™ll actually get primed in the morning and start sealing.â€ť
Barton said the department would also go down to 800 S., 700 E. and a few other roads in the area.
The department is working to go back over all the roads they double sealed in 2009-10.
As far as working on single seals, Barton said there are about 70 miles of road.
â€śItâ€™s planned so we should be able to do it,â€ť said Barton.
Work on the dust program is completed.
â€śThere was a little bit of a change there with our budget cutting,â€ť said Barton. â€śMost of the counties around us are throwing it out where theyâ€™re not even doing it anymore.â€ť
Barton also said the highway department will have made one complete round of mowing throughout the entire county.
â€śThatâ€™s well ahead of the state if youâ€™ve seen where theyâ€™re at, and the size of their grass right now,â€ť said Barton.