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Road to Long Point Now Being Improved  



Road to Long Point Now Being Improved

Black Top Surface

Corner At Cemetery Being Widened and Other Changes are Planned.

After years of waiting the much used road from the south end of Main Street Long Point is to be imporoved and surfaced. It is planned to use a material commonly known as black top, such as has been employed with success around Bass Lake. The work is being done by the county highway force and a portion of the espenses of material is being borne by the cottagers along the road.

This road is especially dusty and had been a source of discomfort to those living along the road as well as to those who hade to travel on it. Various moves to secure a hard surface along this stectch had failed in the past, even when the cottagers raised a neat sum last year to help defray the expenses. Another sum was raised by the cottagers this year and an inexpensive type of surfacing requested. With the co-operation of the County Commissioners, Superintendent of Roads Harry WHite, and the Culver Board of Trustees the plan has been approved and workmen are now busy preparing the roadway.

Several plans are on foot to improve the roadway. One has been effected by the donation of ten feet of alnd along the present road, the length of the old cemetery. This will allow the present sharp corner to be rounded and the S turn will be eliminated by angling the road down to the Baker corner. Mrss Postlethwaite has given this land free of charge.

It is also planed to remove part of the embankment at the turn near the railroad, so that a better view will be given of the tracks.

It is alsohoped that thegarages at the Koeffel corner will be moved back and that the turn at the Barnes corner will be improves as it is quite dangerous now.

It is possible that the raod along the railroad will be widened and it may be effected to eliminate the double turn at the Walker corner at this time.

Harry White, county superintendent of raods, in in charge of this work and is giving it his personal attention.

He plans o make this one of the finest roads of its kind in this end of the state and his wholehearted co-operation insures the success of the project.

Jr. White's work as superintendnet of roads has marked him as one of the best the county has had in this office and this community is fortunate to have him in charge of this work.

Jul 15 1931






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