The Pulaski County Highway Department crew has been busy working on spring projects. Highway Superintendent Mark Fox said a lot of grading and culvert work has been done.
Commission President Larry Brady asked about the miles of roads that will be paved this summer and Fox said the winter really took a toll on roads this year.
“We have a few specific projects that are going to be a little more expensive than our normal paving operations because of the winter damage so I don’t have a total mileage figured out yet because I don’t know all of the input costs at this time.”
He said a few roads are going to have to go through the full mill process for repair.
“We’re going to have a company come in and they charge $3,750 per mile to do that milling process to a road for us.”
Brady commented that the highway department looked at a piece of equipment in the fall that would do this work for close to $150,000. He added that if the county purchased this machine, it could save the county money down the road for milling projects.
Fox also said a mower and a pickup truck have been ordered. It will be six months before they receive the new dump truck that was approved for purchase.