Marshall County Highway Department Crews Busy this Summer

The Marshall County Highway Department was busy this summer with the road program.

Supervisor of County Highways Jason Peters told the commissioners Monday morning that crews were able to chip and seal 38 to 40 miles of roads this year.

“We pugged right around five-and-a-half miles, we paved a little over two-and-a-half miles. We used about 2,000 tons of milling for paving. We used about 1,500 ton of that for miscellaneous patching here and there. Roughly 1,000 to 1,500 ton we used for patching which offsets a tremendous amount of money in years to come as far as buying cold mix,” said Peters.

Peters also commented that he’s thinking about starting to spot pave Plymouth-Goshen Trail.

“We’d do some spot paving and wedging. We’re just trying to alleviate some of the bad spots to smooth them out. Maybe we can address rest of it next year, but at least we can try to save what we can this year. Well, this year I’d like try to do at least two miles of it. We can stretch that out that far.”

The road is heavily traveled and the commissioners agreed that it needs attention. Peters said that he hopes to start work on the three-miles of road this year and finish next year.