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Highway Dept. busy with projects in 2009
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State of County Government

This is the second in a five-part look at Green County government departments based on each department head's annual report presented in July. The Human Services Department will be featured Thursday.

MONROE - Several road maintenance projects kept the Highway Department's workers busy in 2009, according to Dallas Cecil, Green County highway commissioner, in his annual report to the Green County Board of Supervisors in July.

The department is in charge of maintenance for all county roads.

The department's 2009 projects included:

n Painting more than 480 miles of county roads at a cost of $130,165.

n Sealing more than 17 miles of cracks in county roads at a cost of $62,807.

n Patching more than 40 miles of county roads at a cost of $141,005.

n Sealcoating more than 42 miles of county roads at a cost of $538,885.

n Paving about four miles of county roads at a cost of $488,899.

n Repairing more than 33 miles of shoulders along county roads at a cost of $143,383.

The highway department did several projects for townships, villages and the state, which brought revenue to the county. In 2009, township, village and the state paid the highway department $846,353 for sealcoating projects and $267,096 for paving projects.

Cecil said it's good when the highway department does work for local municipalities because it keeps the money in the county.