Dry weather a boon to several road projects




October's dry weather allowed for the timely completion of several road and infrastructure projects around Clark County, according to the county's Public Works Department.

The mostly dry days of October made up for September's wet weather, said county spokesman Jeffrey Mize. The county paid private contractors nearly $25 million for work ranging from road upgrades to stormwater treatment facilities.

Among the more notable projects was the widening of Northeast 88th Street from Highway 99 to St. Johns Road; the widening of the intersection at Northeast 119th Street and 50th Avenue; the rebuilding of Northwest Timmen Road with the addition of turn lanes and a 24-inch water line; and the improving of Northeast 10th Avenue between 141st and 149th streets.

Contractors applied more than 45,000 tons of asphalt overlay to sections of 16 county roads.