FAIRMONT - To locals, 100th Street heading west out of Fairmont is known simply as "Tree Dump Road," and anyone who has driven on it knows to expect a rough ride.
The Rolling Green Township road gets frequent, heavy use from vehicles dropping loads at the city's tree dump and leaf compost site. Add in poor drainage and 100th Street is in bad shape.
City staff have met with representatives of Martin County and the township, and the three groups decided to work together to solve the problem.
This week, the City Council agreed to pay up to $28,000 for the material needed to resurface the gravel road. The county will provide the labor and equipment, and the township is paying to fix the ditch drainage.
"Since the township road segment is heavily used by city residents, and the alternative to fixing it is shutting it down during parts of the year, our participation in the project seems appropriate," city administrator Jim Zarling said in a memo to the council.