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CHRIS ZOELLER, The Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors approved the closure of multiple county roads for road improvement and certified the cost of a special election in Plymouth last month, among other actions at its weekly meeting Monday.

County Engineer Mary Kelly told supervisors Casey Callanan, Tim Latham and Chris Watts that the roads that needed to be closed included where two bridges needed to be replaced in Thornton, on Thrush Avenue between 190th and 200th streets and other spots.

Watts asked Kelly if notices would be put notifying motorists of the closures. Kelly said this is typically done whenever work occurs, especially near heavily-used roads.

The supervisors also certified the cost of the Plymouth Special Election on Feb. 13, when John Vrieze was elected to the Plymouth City Council. The cost was $971.77.

They also approved a resolution in support of the Highway 18 Super Two Coalition. The group is tasked with encouraging the Iowa Department of Transportation to make road improvements to Highway 18, like paved shoulders, turning lanes and other changes.

Watts said the improvements could take years, given the DOT's budget, but added they are needed, especially west of Clear Lake.

"You leave Clear Lake, and with those roads, it can be really hard to pass (cars)," Watts said.

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