Only sanctioned work to be done on the county’s gravels

Winneshiek County Road Crew schedules regular maintenance for the 804 miles of gravel roads within the county. But at the Monday, Sept. 26, meeting, County Engineer Lee Bjerke reported that a private individual had been observed blading Town Line Road – while the county operator was working on reshaping the road – including portions that had already been addressed by county staff.  
On Monday, Oct. 3, a letter from the Board of Supervisors addressed to the individual was approved to be sent off. The letter states: “If you feel maintenance on the roadway needs to be performed, please contact the Office of the County Engineer, do not perform the work yourself.” 
The letter also states that non-sanctioned work on any road or right-of-way under Winneshiek County jurisdiction can be a liability for the person making alterations to the road, can create an unsafe situation for themselves and drivers and is illegal. 


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