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County road sealing underway

Crews hope to complete 85 miles of blacktop by Labor Day

A Barton County Road and Bridge Department sealing crew works on a county blacktop. This year’s sealing season has begun.

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The Barton County Road and Bridge department is in the middle of the summer sealing season. This is the time when crews tackle a portion of the county’s nearly 400 miles of blacktop roads.
Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said this year the goal is to reseal 85 miles in the southern quarter of the county, south of East and West Barton County Road. Work started last week and he they hope to be done by Labor Day, weather permitting.
Currently, they are working on SE 50 Road (Five Mile Blacktop) going east.
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