Work has resumed on Acme Road after two weeks of snowstorms diverted county crews to the clearing and repair of county roads.



Work has resumed on Acme Road after two weeks of snowstorms diverted county crews to the clearing and repair of county roads.
Work initially began on Jan. 4, to pave the two-mile section of Acme Road between 45th Street and Garrett’s Lake Road.
“It’s a gravel road now,” Melissa Dennis, District 1 commissioner, said. “We are still in the process building a base, we are shooting to hopefully have it done by May.”
Dennis said county crews were currently in the process of clearing debris from the roadside and packing dirt and gravel to create a solid base before paving can commence on Acme Road.
“Acme Road is a heavily populated road, a lot of people use it for access to 45th and Garrett’s Lake,” Dennis said. “It’s a connecting road to other heavily traveled paved roads.”
Dennis said she planed to collaborate with Jerry Richard in overlaying Bethel Road from Lake Road to 45th Street.
“I took office on Jan. 3, and we started working on Acme road on Jan. 4,” Dennis said. “The snowstorm threw everything off, we are still evaluating and repairing the damage from it.”
Dennis said the snowstorm also halted work on the Brangus Road illegal dump site.
“We should be done with the Brangus clean-up project by April,” Dennis said. “The ice and snow threw everything off because we had to go out and repair the damage it left. We had to pull guys off of other projects to take care of the ice problem.”
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Robby Short may be contacted by calling 214-3934