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By Roger Dey

RID petitions still short signatures


December 2, 2021

Roger Dey

A series of pothole patches cover Sleepy Hollow Lane near the Lincoln Hotel in the Lincoln RID. Although Lincoln's streets look good at a glance, areas in the RIDS are seeing "alligator" cracking and development of potholes as the road surfaces deteriorate.

The future of paved roads in Lincoln may be in doubt if property owners in town don't get on the ball and sign the petitions for the chip seal projects planned for next year on the town's two Rural Improvement District.

"These roads are not asphalt roads. They're double shot chip seal, so ... it's important to keep up with maintenance of that. Once it starts to unravel, it can unravel quickly,"...

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