County Allocates Funding For TW Road Project

County Allocates Funding For TW Road Project

Johnson County's Commissioners approved a Resolution at their meeting Tuesday that will set aside roughly $650,000 in county money to finalize the amount needed for the upcoming TW Road Industrial Road Project (IRP).

Commission Chair Bill Novotny explained that the county had already applied for and received a Federal Mineral Royalty Capital Construction Account Grant through the State Loans and Investments Board for $1.3 million and received a SLIB award for roughly $652,000. The Resolution allocated another $651,000 in county funds to the overall cost of the project.

The TW Road Project, according to discussions at an earlier commissioner's meeting, will widen and pave just over three miles of TW Road east of Buffalo from the intersection of Highway 16 East to just past the entrance to Mr. R's Auto Salvage. A turning lane will also be installed in the industrial area from Highway 16 to the old Pert's Towing building, and then continue to the end of the project as a two-lane road with a safety shoulder.

County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer explained where the project goes from this point.

Construction on the project is tentatively set to begin in the spring of 2018.

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