Road crews busy as summer nears end

IRON RIVER—This just in: Summer is drawing to a close.    At its Aug. 12 regular meeting, the Iron County Road Commission’s business gave a clear sign that the seasons are on the move.    Superintendent Doug Tomasoski said the students who form summer road crews were leaving to head back to school. Crack-filling could be finished by Aug. 22 but may be extended into the last week before Labor Day. Crews have been rotated every two weeks between the east side and west side of the county.    The Road Commission also asked for bids for ice control sand (2NS), which it mixes with salt, and agreed to purchase a variety of blades from low bidder D.A. MacPherson Inc. for $59,073.    It bought 400 grader edges, 30 plow wing blades, six plow edges, 60 grader blades, six plow blades and 12 blade savers.    • Paving bids were opened for Dawson Lake Road and Osterlund Road. Northeast Asphalt was the lone bidder for Dawson Lake Road. The commission accepted the bids for Dawson Lake Road and said it would pass them along to Mansfield Township after they are tabulated.    The Osterlund Road work was split into four parts. The Road Commission agreed to do all four parts for  To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. 

Genesee Street road work in June