Scotts Bluff County Commissioners approved a one-year roads plan Tuesday that includes initial repairs to a portion of Stegall Road.
Roads Superintendent Linda Grummert told the Board that with the anticipated budget, the southernmost five miles of Stegall Road would receive an asphalt overlay next year. Another three miles would be chip-sealed in 2021, with asphalt overlay to the remainder the following year.
Grummert says those repairs are part of a 15-year plan to address needs on all of the County’s paved roadways, depending on available funds. Using a computer program from Wisconsin and a pavement rating system, Roads Department staff can maximize repair miles and reduce the cost of moving repair equipment between repair projects.
Commissioners expressed their pleasure with the plan, praising Grummert and Assistant Roads Superintendent Steve Baird for finding a way to address Stegall Road and developing a road map to keep the paved road system intact and usable.
Other projects in the one-year plan include a box culvert replacement on Sunflower Road, and deck replacements on three rural bridges as part of the State’s Country Bridge Match repair program.
A change in state law to realign adoption of road plans with annual budgeting also eliminated the requirement for a six-year plan to be adopted and filed with the state, but that document is still expected to be produced and maintained at the county level.