Repairing flood damaged roads continue to be the major job for Cache County Development Services Director Josh Runhaar. He told the Cache County Council at its meeting on Tuesday that “sometimes one of these jobs is as much work as we’ve had during a whole summer.”
“If you look at the total qualifying work for (the Federal Emergency Management Agency),” Runhaar continued, “we have 8.2 miles of pavement repair. That sounds like a lot because it is a lot. Some of that is edge repair, some is total replacement.
“We have 7.9 miles of gravel road repair. Most of that is needing to import new gravel material on top because most of your fine (material) is washed out. Then 9.6 miles of ditch repair. We also have 40 culverts, just on the FEMA side, to replace.”
He said in spite of the workload, his number one job is keeping those who work for his department safe.