News: Clark Co. Wide Road Const. (26 Feb 1927)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

----Source: The Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Wis Rapids, WI) 26/2/1927

Another Chance to Build Roads

Clark County Board of Supervisors Votes to Resubmit Bond Issue to People on April 5

Clark county voters, having recently turned down by a bare 100 votes a proposed $2,300, 000 bond issue for the purpose of building a concrete highway system, will have another road proposition, this time in modified form, before them at the spring election April 5, following action of their board of supervisors in special session at Neillsville yesterday afternoon.

For $1,680,000

The new bond issue on which the voters will decide is for $1,680,000, calling for the building within the next seven years of 104 miles of standard with concrete highway. The board voted, 34 to 16, with two absent, to put the proposition before the people. It is said that sentiment is about the same as before, many residents of the county holding opinions that the bonded indebtedness of $630,000 for the building of an asylum is too great to warrant further large expenditures.

If the bond issue should receive the endorsement of the people, it is likely that the first year’s work would be the concreting of Highway 16 from Abbotsford to Withee, which is about 15 miles. Further road building would include concrete on Highway 13 from a mile south of Abbotsford north to the county line, concrete from Fairchild southwest to the count line, a stretch on old Highway 18, Highway 73 from Neillsville to Withee and Highway 167 from Withee to Stanley.

To Get Contracts

Contracts for a large share of the work which will soon make Highway 10 solid concrete from Merrill to Portage will be let at the Stevens Point court house on Thursday, March 3, according to Divisional Engineer F. F. Mengel, whose offices are located here. Night and day shifts are now at work at the central offices her mapping out the proposed concrete work.



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