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Humboldt Co. applies for traffic funds

August 14, 2012
Messenger News

DAKOTA CITY - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors applied for traffic safety funds Monday for work on Humboldt County Road C20 east of Livermore.

The funds would be used to pave the shoulders and install rumble strips along the road edge on the curves.

"This is the only location in Humboldt County that is eligible for traffic safety funds," said County Engineer Paul Jacobson. "It is a competitive fund each year. We were encouraged to fill this application, It could possibly be funded depending on what else is submitted."

There has been one fatal accident and another major injury accident at the site, which makes it eligible for the funds.

Cost of the project is estimated at $133,500 Jacobson said. The county is applying for full funding.

"It obligates us to build the project if fully funded. If it is not fully funded it is up to us if we want to do it or not," he said. If funded the work would be done next year.

Jacobson was not sure if the funds were federal or state but they come through the Iowa Department of Transportation.

In other business the board received 10 bids for a ditch cleanout in Drainage District 7 west of Rutland. They awarded the project to the low bidder, Graves Construction of Spencer. That company's bid of $100,336 was below the engineer's estimate of $150,000.



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