Biennial Report of the Commissioner of Highways of Minnesota

Biennial Report of the Commissioner of Highways of Minnesota

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...continuous maintenance is necessary. There is considerable sentiment in favor of building a portion of this road of more permanent material, macadam or concrete. Gravel deposits are scarce, especially in the western half of the county; on the Iron Range they are more general. The county owns on gravel pit and two acres extent, acquired this year, located on State Road No. 2 near Cohasset. The county owns five grading machines and as many road drags; no provision has been made for housing, each Commissioner looking after his allotment. The people of Itasca County are calling for more roads and better roads. As a general thing the city people, the automobile owners and the farmers who have roads are agitating for better roads, and the settlers and those who are waiting to get on to their land (there are many of them) plead for some kind of a road. We have not given as much attention to proper maintenance as should have been done, on account of the great amount of construction work under way and proposed. The gravel road between villages of Coleraine, Bovey, Taconite and Marble is worthy of note. Crude oil application for preserving the roadbed and laying the dust has proved its value and given much satisfaction. The taxpayers of Itasca county showed where they stood on the road question when by the special election of Aug. 19th, 1913, they bonded the county to the amount of three hundred thousand dollars to be expended on road construction. The County Board at this time realizes the necessity of a proper system of maintenance for roads, and next year we expect to make a better showing along that line. No roads under Chap. 254 are being built in this county. O. J. LIDBERG, District Engineer. J AGKSON COUNTY. Jackson County has a land area of...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982657
  • 9781236982650