2010 not only brought successful improvement projects to Barton County roads, but it also brought an important recognition for one of the county departments, according to Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips.
Phillips noted that the Boyd Road railroad crossing improvement project received a Kansas Public Works Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association and also the Municipal Concrete Award from the Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
Other accomplishments for his department during the year include:
• 150 culverts were installed and repaired.
• Between 60 and 75 bridges were repaired in the county.
• Almost 200 miles of asphalt roads were hand patched, 100 miles sand sealed and 331,621 gallons of sealing oil were used in that work.
• In addition, 38,000 tons of asphalt were mixed for the projects.
• The department also painted approximately 110 miles of yellow and white stripes.
• Also, the department replaced 943 road signs.
• And it marked 50 graves in the county memorial parks