Dane County repairs, repaves record number of roads in 2017

Dane County repairs, repaves record number of roads in 2017

Dane County replaced and repaved almost double the amount of roads in 2017 compared to any previous year’s construction work, according to a release.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Tuesday that the Dane County Department of Public Works, Highway and Transportation has had its most productive year yet.

A total of 38 miles of county highways were paved with 126,000 tons of asphalt, officials said. The county replaced more culverts, repaired more bridges, signed more detours and roads, completed more grading and shoulder work and painted more centerlines than any other year.

“As the fastest-growing county in the state, Dane County’s roads are being used now more than ever before,” Parisi said in the release. “I have made it a priority to ensure our roads are safe for our growing population and properly maintained to further Dane County’s growing economy.”

Parisi made the biggest investment in the department’s history in his 2017 budget by allocating more than $16 million to highway construction, according to the release.

Officials said all of the 2017 highway construction projects were completed on time and under budget.

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