Last week County Highway Superintendent Jason Peters updated the Commissioners on the various activities of his department.

The right-of-way appraisal reports for the acquisitions needed for the 11th Road and Upas Road bridge projects were approved pending county attorney review.  The appraisals were performed by a state appraiser and range from $2,000 up to $21,000.

Work was finally started on the Queen Road bridge and Tamarack Road bridge last week.  These projects were delayed due to utility relocations.

Highway Superintendent Jason Peters told the commissioners he anticipates receiving 85,000 tons of milling from the INDOT project on U.S. 30.  Peters estimated 45,000 tons already sitting at the Highway Department and said they will need more room for the additional material storage.  The plan is to expand the County Highway property to the west up to the forest gaining about 20 additional acres.