Roads and Bridges

Admittedly, maintenance and improvement of roads and bridges is a complex issue. Our roads may be county, state, or federally managed. Specifics in road repairs and improvements differ from type road work of road and the type of regular vehicular traffic.

A bridge in the middle of a county road could be managed and funded by the state.

I will ensure the relationship and teamwork between County Engineer and the Emergency Management Director continues for the safety of all travelers on our roads.

However, when $1.25 million is shuffled to the General Fund from the Capital Improvement Fund, where road and bridge funding resides, we lose the ability of using that $1.25 million for its intended purpose to repair or match road and bridge work. To the point the State Auditors determined the $1.25 million must be repaid and other deficit accounts, page 22..

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