Special Road District A Focuses on Patching Cracks, Keeping Up With Mowing

By MARK EVANS

STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD

Fixing cracks and mowing is occupying most of the Special Road District A road crew’s time, according to foreman Paul Bauman.

Bauman told the board at its monthly meeting on July 14 that he will “jump on that” whenever the county road and bridge crew’s DuraPatcher is available for him to borrow. It will be used in patching some of the paved roads with cracking issues.

They also did some clean up of brush by request of a property owner.

“There were some residents who wanted some stuff done,” he said. “We cut some trees down and [removed] brush.”

He said he had received more complaints about vehicles parked along Sikes Road, making it difficult to navigate.

“I actually had two complaints  yesterday,” Bauman said. “Something really needs to be done. They’ve got one truck on the road that doesn’t even run. It’s about halfway on the road. One resident said he’s got to drive through his yard to get around ‘em sometimes.”

Chairman Paul Arnold suggested he contact the sheriff’s department.

Bauman said a truck and trailer had been parked on the edge of the road on his last visit.

“If an emergency vehicle needed to get through, it would be pretty tough, because, the way they talk, sometimes they’ve got the road blocked, he said.”

Sikes Road is off Joggerst Road near Highway 32 in the western part of the county.

PAVING PROECTS

ARE DISCUSSED

Arnold said he had talked to Dean Bauman of Vern Bauman Contracting about an overlaying project.

They expect to be able to get to it about July 27. Arnold said that the company has a couple of jobs to finish in Perryville before tackling the project.

Arnold said he had also spoken to Happy Welch, Ste. Genevieve city administrator, about the district helping resurface Fourth Street, north of town.