Wright County Sets Detour Speed Limit

The Wright County Board of Supervisors discussed road projects, poultry layoffs, and the county farm during their regular meeting on Monday, July 27. The meeting began with County Engineer Adam Clemons presenting the board with an update on a resolution to establish a temporary speed limit on 270th Street east of Eagle Grove. Due to construction work, two miles of the gravel road will be used as a detour from Franklin Ave. to Hancock Ave. To keep the dust down, the speed limit is being reduced to 25 MPH. The board passed the resolution, noting that the speed limit reduction will only be in effect for the duration of the construction project, which is expected to last for less than 20 days.

Clemons also updated the board with the first public reading of the Area Service Road Classification ordinance. The ordinance, already approved by FEMA, sets new standards for rebuilding county roads in the event of an emergency.

Economic Development Director Bryce Davis reported to the board that another community event has been held for newly laid off workers following a second round of layoffs at a poultry production facility affected by the bird flu outbreak.

Read the full article in the July 30 edition of the WCM.