Those heading out to Lake Minatare later this year will eventually find some smoother travel, as the Scotts Bluff County Roads Department will be performing some road work on Stonegate Road.
Interim Roads Superintendent Steve Baird told County Commissioners Tuesday evening that a portion of that roadway is part of this summer’s chip seal program.
“Crews from Simon’s (Contractors) are going to go in there and mill an inch off from the south side of the (Lake Minatare) Dam, which is County Road G, going south two miles because it’s so broken up. Then, we’ll go in and do what’s called a double-chip seal on it, and see if that doesn’t help smooth that up,” said Baird.
The work won’t take place until the end of July or early August, and Baird said if the budget allows, the process could be extended another two miles to the intersection with Highland Road.
Old Oregon Trail and parts of Stegall Road are also part of this year’s chip sealing program, and Baird said depending on the results of the process used on Stonegate, it could be used on more of Stegall Road in the future.