County graveling several problem “Farm to Market” Roads including South Muddy and Tunnel Hill
Fremont County’s Transportation Department is making strides in improving Farm to Market county roads, “so semi-trucks don’t get stuck in the middle of a county road,” said Dave Pendleton. “We had a grower miss a sale because the truck couldn’t get in.”
The latest improvement, being made possible by the county’s share of the one percent Fix Our Roads optional sales tax, is the South Muddy and Tunnel Hill roads.
“We began hauling 20,000 yards of crushed gravel on South Muddy today,” Pendleton said. “The other 30,000 yards will be crushed within ten days.”
Upon questioning from the board, Pendleton said several areas on the roads needed dirt fill before the gravel could be put down, and he said James Bousman, who lives on Tunnel Hill, allowed the county to get the needed dirt from his property without any charge.
“We need to thank Mr. Bousman publicly,” said chairman Travis Becker.
Pendleton said the graveling project “would not be possible without the extra one percent funds. “We’re making great strides on our roads around the county. The extra gravel allows us to crown the roads so the water doesn’t puddle and create pot holes,” he said.