(Supervisors agree to divert payment fees)….Over $800,000 was paid to rehabilitate Old Highway 80, or Evan Hewes Highway.
The Bureau of Reclamation had agreed to repair damages to that road during the construction of the Brock Reservoir. County Public Works Director William Brunet says after the project was completed, Old Highway 80 was inspected, and there was no real damage to it. Brunet said the funds could really be used to pay for the much needed storm water crossing improvements on Ogilby Road. He said the eastern most North/South Route in Imperial County is closed several times a year, whenever heavy rains hit. Brunet said it has been difficult budgeting funds to pay for repairs, ensuring traffic would not have to be diverted every time the wash flooded on Ogilby. He said the next main north/south route in Imperial County id Dogwood road. The Supervisors agreed Brunet could divert the $827,750 to the Ogilby project.