Highway Department Tending To Road Failures

7/20/11 – The Dodge County Highway Department has seen some road failures on local highways as a result of the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing. Highway Commissioner Brian Field says the majority of the heat-related issues have been joint failures on concrete roadways like Highway 151 and Highway 41. Field says the heat causes the cement slabs to expand, push against each other and crumble. Even with all this heat, Field says his crews have been out paving asphalt streets but he says they are advised to be careful and drink plenty of water. Construction wrapped up last Thursday on the reconstruction of County Highway A between Highway 33 and Oak Grove.