Growth means more traffic, and that means more road concerns for Pottawatomie county officials. County Administrator Robert Reece says increased traffic and road improvements are to be expected in the many new subdivisions which are going up in the county, particularly in the St. George area.
Reece says commissioners have been considering a variety of road improvement projects, such as dust control and chip and seal….
The particular area dealt with by commissioners Monday was Franklin Road in St. George, with a concern expressed by Carl Hood and Toby Powel. Public Works Director Leu Lowery says he’ll take a look at the road for possible rock or additional gravel. The county does have a dust control program in the spring, which could also be considered.
A street project in Onaga has received another grant to help replace curb and gutter from Fourth to Ninth street, as well as assist with mill and overlay of that road. While Pottawatomie county won’t need to pay quite as much as originally anticipated, Lowery says commissioners still agreed to help with the project at their Monday meeting.