The Lake County Highway Department will seek bids for a de-paving project on a portion of a road in the southern part of the county.  County Highway Superintendent Nels Nelson met with Lake County Commissioners this week to discuss the project on three miles of 454th Avenue, south of 241st Street.  He said he’s proposing using a stabilization additive on the surface of the road to try to save it for now.   

Nelson said by doing this process now with the road, it could be possible to return it to asphalt again in the future. 

Nelson had Tom Mertz with Loiseau Construction explain to commissioners more about the additive that can be used to help firm the base of the road and how the process could work.  Several residents who live along or use the stretch of 454th Avenue that was being discussed spoke to commissioners also about their concerns with the road.  

Commissioners voted 4-to-1 to authorize Nelson to move forward with the de-paving project for the three miles of road and to put the project out for bids, with Commissioner Aaron Johnson casting the dissenting vote.