Plymouth County roads are work in progress

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PLYMOUTH COUNTY, Iowa (KCAU) – Since last March’s historic flooding, several roads and bridges remain closed in Plymouth County and some people say the those that have been reopened aren’t in great shape. 

People said those roads could be dangerous for some vehicles; like school buses and farm equipment.

Tom Rohe is a Plymouth County engineer. He says they are doing all they can to fix the problem.  

“The crushed concrete sources have been depleted. The rock material that had been railed down to Sioux City was slowed because of some damage along the river so they have had to start trucking that,” said Rohe.

The county has been using those resources to repair the roads, but on days when it’s raining like Wednesday, he says there’s only so much they can do.

“Take it easy and slow down. I think they are going to find some roads that are in pretty good shape and then you are going to find some areas of certain roads that are very difficult. And I think once people find those areas, if they can avoid those and use a different route that is in a little bit of better condition, that will be helpful for us,” said Rohe.

Rohe estimates the total cost of fixing the roads will cost $1 million. He says repairs should be completed this summer.

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