Commission deals with damaged roadsRoads were the main concern dealt with by the Stutsman County Commission during its regular May meeting Tuesday.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
Roads were the main concern dealt with by the Stutsman County Commission during its regular May meeting Tuesday.
“Just on our main collectors we are looking at about $4 million in damages,” said Mike Zimmerman, county road superintendent. “The state is reviewing the report now and will decide what will be covered next week.”
The principle county roads are referred to as the main county collector system and are covered by a pro-gram of federal funds administered by the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The program de-signed to deal with the washouts caused by flooding this spring is called the Emergency Relief program and will cover 80 percent of the repairs leaving the county with a 20 percent cost share.
“The state will determine which of the damages they will cover based on the location of the damage,” Zimmerman said.
Along with the roads Zimmerman also expressed concern about some bridges in the county.
“Bridges that have been under water will have to be inspected before we open them to full traffic,” he said.
There are currently three bridges, all over Pipestem Creek, ready for inspection and are open for car traf-fic only at this time. Two other bridges on the James River are still under water.
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