We are getting a new corner in the neighborhood, the neighboring township must have some bucks to spend to fix the old township road.
This is a traffic jam at the corner. Potato digging machines were hogging the road.
The corner in progress on day one. This corner is on our usual route when we go for a evening drive. We usually see deer in the hayfield that is just up yonder and is all green. Previously this corner was full of Jack Pines and Milkweed.
We drove down again yesterday to see how it is coming along. Day two.
Old road on the left the new one on the right.
My other baby brother’s construction company is doing the work. It is not done yet…maybe next week. I wonder how the snow will blow…probably off the road.
Other road news concerns our State Hwy 225 that was given to the County along with 9 million dollars for a new road…either that or four way stops at all of the many corners that this stair step road has…it’s new name will be County 26…that will take some getting used to as it has been State 225 ever since I can remember. The County is calling it a dangerous road because you have to slow down for the corners…duh…their other solution is to make it a 40 mph road with 40 mph corners….right now the corners are about 25-30 mph corners…been that way ever since I can remember…and a few were 10 mph corners but great fun on a bike.
Here is an old 1924-1925 Road Map. Can you find the stair steps? The road back then was built on section lines and you had to go through Ponsford to get to Detroit Lakes. Later a new road would bypass Ponsford in effect killing the town…the new road would go from Osage straight west to Detroit Lakes.