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County gets $2M for roads

Ellen Cook
Leader Editor

After three years of working with the Federal Highway Administration and the Utah Department of Transportation, Box Elder County will have $2 million to do an asphalt overlay on a stretch of Iowa String Road.  Commissioners signed an agreement to accept the federal aid at last week’s meeting.
Road Supervisor Bill Gilson said the money will come with a cost share to the county of approximately $145,000, and will allow workers to put down about three inches of asphalt from Hwy 83 (ATK road), north to the landfill turnoff, or approximately four miles.
While signing the agreement secured the funds, Gilson said it will likely not be available until 2014.
Gilson also added that a traffic study on that road will likely be done by UDOT this spring.

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