|Click here to download a map showing the scheduled projects anticipated for completion in 2013. The grading projects will be completed by Linn County forces and the remaining projects will be by contractor.
The projects shown on the map are at varying stages of development. Some projects may not be completed in 2013 as scheduled. If you would like updated information pertaining to a specific project, please email Garret Reddish at email@example.com and you will receive emails updating the progress of the project. Please note the project to which you are interested in the email.
The roads scheduled for concrete overlays will be closed to all traffic during paving. Local traffic will be allowed on the concrete pavement as soon as joints are sealed and maturity is reached (typically within 40hrs.). The contractor is required to allow local access as soon as possible. All residents adjacent to the concrete paving are encouraged to plan travel accordingly during construction. There will be times when access is not possible for local traffic. If this is a concern, parking your vehicle at the nearest point of relief and walking to your home will be required.
A typical grading project involves replacing/extending crossroad (<60" dia.) and entrance culverts, cleaning ditches to improve drainage, curing snow trap areas, removing obstructions (trees, landscaping, headwalls) within the right-of-way, flattening slopes, etc. Traffic count determines the amount/type of rock placed on the road. Gravel roads with a traffic count over 150 vehicles per day (VPD) will generally receive a 3" macadam stone (1"-3" sized rock) base with a 3" choke stone (3/4" + sized rock) surface layer.
Entrance Policy (Paved & Non-Paved)
As per Linn County policy, driveways are the responsibility of the property owner and it is a risk to pave within the County right-of-way.
All drives (concrete, asphalt, rock, etc.) will receive a granular taper during paving projects to allow for the difference in elevation due to the new paving. Additional rock is available for purchase from Linn County for $10/ton if the property owner would like more rock. Please contact Linn County (892-6400) if you would like to purchase rock during the project.
During grading projects, Linn County will work with property owners to use existing drives or to improve drives to fit current needs. The owner pays for the culvert needed and the county will install the culvert and place the required fill. This is an opportunity to locate and widen drives for modern farm equipment and flatten slopes. Rock needed for the drive is the owner's responsibility and can be purchased from Linn County during the project for $10/ton.