Monday, September 26, 2011


I don’t know if you have been east lately but the newly completed section of road east of Havre is quite an improvement from the old “danger trail” we have all come to know as the highway to Chinook. The big hill east of town has been taken down quite a few feet to allow for a more gradual incline and the distance you can see oncoming traffic has also been enhanced. If I was to get into my arm-chair engineering mode I would point out that in my opinion they are still lacking in some passing lanes but I will leave that to the guys with the actual knowledge and expertise in High-way construction. All in all it is one heck of an improvement over the old deathtrap we have had to endure all these years.

One thing I did notice as I crested the big hill east of town is that the road to the dump looked like it had been paved. I didn’t realize this was in the plans but the easement issues with the road were resolved only a week or so ago so I was surprised to see this done already. Curiosity got the best of me so I took off down the new road only to discover that the paving ended just over the rise so it was probably about a ¼ mile or so and the rest of the road had been graveled with millings. When I got to the new landfill it looked like the new building was ready but no one was home. Apparently there are still some problems with getting the new landfill up to snuff in order for us to have that spring of 2011 opening like was in the original plan. Anyone know what is going on with the permit and the recent dump violations?


  1. I was out there last week and wonder why would you buils the dump at the top of 4 drainages 2 of these have dams holding water seems to me that would be a problem with the run off and leachate. I think I would have built the shop a little further from the pit. But stiil looks like a nice building.

  2. Take a good look at that picture of the road.

    It will be the last time you see it without garbage strewn all over