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The Hancock Board of Supervisors approved the final plans regarding the resurfacing of 225 Street from Hutchins to Britt.

The plans were presented by Hancock County Engineer Adam Clemons, during the board's weekly meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The county project has been budgeted at $1.5 million.

“The project will consist of resurfacing a 26-foot roadway surface painted at 24 feet,” Clemons said. “Originally, the road is narrow and it will be widen four feet on each side.

"It will make a big change. It is a very heavily truck-traveled road, so this will be a very good project."

According to Clemons, the resurfacing project is scheduled to be let on February 15, 2020, with construction to begin as soon as they are able to lay down asphalt.

"It was decided the road would be closed to traffic while being worked on," Clemons said.

In other action, the board approved signing a lease agreement between County Social Services (CSS) and the county.

CSS will set up office in the health building beginning Dec. 1. 2019. The lease is through Hancock County Health Systems.

“This is something we’ve been trying to get done here in the county for some time,” said Jerry Tlach, supervisor chair. “To build a presence in the county that offers assistance to people regarding mental health.”

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Jesusa Christians is the Community Editor of the Forest City/Britt Summit-Tribune.

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