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Supervisors endorse objection to Iowa Senate road weight bill By John Speer CIP

March 21, 2019
Northern-Sun Print
Tama County Supervisors have joined with other government entities to oppose an Iowa Senate Bill SF 184 which would allow the Iowa Department of Transportation to issue yearly permits to forestry haulers to use non-primary highways for loads weighing up to 130,000 lbs. Tama county engineer Lyle Brehm urged the supervisors to consider the resolution of opposition. The resolution approved points to a total of 316 bridges in the county many of which “are aging and structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.” The resolution goes on to note current funding does not allow for replacing or rehabilitating the bridges and the bridges “serve a critical need for residents, agricultural users, businesses, schools, post offices and emergency responders.”

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Jan Gannon, Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway coordinator for Prairie Rivers of Iowa and Mike Kellner, Prairie Rivers public relations and marketing coordinator, tell of plans for historic route on Monday morning, March 18. Board of Supervisors members are (l-r) 1st District Larry Vest, 2nd District Kendall Jordan and 3rd District Dan Anderson.
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