Road Materials and Road Construction in North Carolina

Road Materials and Road Construction in North Carolina

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...invest in lands and homes. But how to raise in these sparsely settled communities money suflicient to build a costly system of highways is a problem not easily solved. It will never do to say that this cannot be done; for better public roads are an essential preliminary step in the development of this region. And what cannot be accomplished in a year for lack of sufficient means must be accomplished by the united efforts of all classes of citizens during several years. In the achievement of this end in the sparsely settled and less wealthy counties, the following suggestions may be found of service: Each county should raise by tax or bonds as large a fund as possible for use in road improvement; and the present general road law continuing in force, let property and labor (as should be the case) cooperate in this important work. The money raised should be expended in the purchase of improved road machinery, and in the constant employment of a-limited number of men who thus become trained in road building; and let the citizens living along the roads liable for road work be called out for this purpose, not all at once, but in limited numbers and at intervals (as suggested on p. 14). ' The Boards of County Commissioners of the several counties should designate one or more prominent roads which shall be first improved, and add other important roads to this special list as rapidly as circumstances may permit. These special or "tax roads," as they are often called, should be selected both With reference to the convenience to the best markets for the people of the county, and to the attractions for the travelling public. The County Commissioners of each county should select an oflicer to be known as the Road Supervisor or more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905717
  • 9781236905710