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County’s road inventory grows by 2 miles to 1,376

– The Allen County commissioners accepted nearly 2 more miles of roads into county supervision Friday, bringing the total number of county miles to 1,376.

Roadways were accepted from Hawthorne Park Estates, Villas of Valencia, Forest of Foxwood, Talons Reach and Stratford Forest additions.

Once accepted, the roads fall under the supervision of the Allen County Highway Department, which is responsible for maintenance and upkeep.

The county certifies its total road mileage each year with the Indiana Department of Transportation to receive state funding for road repairs and maintenance. The state then reimburses Allen County.

This year, the county added about 7.5 miles of new roads to its inventory, county Highway Director Bill Hartman said.

“We also lost a little bit – about 1,162 feet – from a small annexation project in Monroeville,” Hart said.

With the 2 miles accepted Friday, county officials expect the 7.5 new miles to bring in about $40,000 in additional funding next year, highway department controller Kim Yagodinski said.

The money goes into a fund dedicated for highway use, she said.

vsade@jg.net

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