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Plan Calls for Road Paving Party

(La Porte County, IN) - A whole lot of road paving is planned in La Porte County this year.  How much gets paved, though, will be up to the La Porte County Council.


La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent, Al Stevens, has been given approval by the La Porte County Commissioners to go before the La Porte County Council with his request for an additional $2.5 million for road paving.  Stevens said the plan is to pave about 200 miles of road this year.  In comparison, he said 70 miles of road paving was done the past two years combined.


“We’re looking to do 200 miles, which is probably the most aggressive we’ve seen in recent history here in the county,” he said.


“It’s more than what most other counties in the state are doing but we have to draw a line in the sand somewhere and start getting these roads to get that condition rating up,” he said.


Stevens said the money is already in the budget in what’s called the Local Roads and Streets Fund.  The La Porte County Council, which oversees county government finances, is expected to consider his request at its next meeting on May 22.

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