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Supervisors approve vacation of several county roads

Other road closures due to construction, flooding, county engineer says
Sep 12, 2018

By Grace King, Mt. Pleasant News


Henry County Supervisors approved the vacation of several county roads during a regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Homeowners off the roads are all in support of the vacations, with many of the roads already classified as low-maintenance Level C roads and a hassle for the county to maintain.

The roads include Remsch Street, Porter Street, J.D. Christinger Road, North-South Road between former 285th Street and existing Clayton Avenue, Iowa Avenue, 320th Street and 215th Street.

Remsch Street, located in New London Township, will be vacated at the east right of way of Quaker Avenue and continuing east to the west right of way of New London Road. Porter Street, also located in New London Township, will be vacated at the south right of way of 250th Street and continuing south to the south right of way of Remsch Street.

A 150-foot length of J.D. Christinger Road, in Scott Township, will be vacated along with a 40-foot length of road in Salem Township between former 285th Street and Clayton Avenue and a 300-foot length of Iowa Avenue in Jackson Township, which was requested by the landowner.

The vacation on 320th Street, in Baltimore Township, will cover 1,470 feet, commence at the end of the county roadway and continue north to the southern property line of Edward Francy. The vacation of 215th Street, in Trenton Township, will be approximately 200 feet from west of Franklin Avenue.

In other news, the Roads Department wrapped up work on 130th Street on Thursday, Sept. 6. Throughout the week, crews completed a shoulder pull project and hauled rock. Yesterday, they began work on the Henry-Des Moines County line.

Iowa Bridge & Culvert closed Gabriel and 130th Street last week and are now working on footings for box culverts.

Mediapolis Road is awaiting a contractor for overlay on road patches. The road through the Ash Avenue Bridge is closed as of Tuesday as crews prepare to install a tank car.

The Henry-Jefferson County line road, south of Merrimac Road, is closed because of flooding. The Roads Department is monitoring water levels along 208th Street and Oakland Mills Road.

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