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Road repairs in Cascade County

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GREAT FALLS- Construction season is in full swing around Montana, and Cascade County is no exception. But how does the Cascade County Public Works decide which roads and streets get fixed?

Three things determine when your road gets fixed: If it's a missile route used by Malmstrom Airforce Base, a school bus route, or a popular, well-traveled road. 

"We've taken all of our inventory of county roads, both gravel, and asphalt, and created in an organized format how to work on the maintenance and reconstruction," said Brian Clifton, the Director for Cascade County Public Works. 

There's about 850 gravel roads and 167 miles of paved roads that the Cascade County Public Works covers. But with limited resources and money, it's challenging to fix every one. 

Although repairing gravel roads is generally cheaper, it can still be difficult for public works crews. But if you think a road in your area needs work, there is a way for you to make it happen. 

"It doesn't happen very often but we have a permitting process for that where they can come in and do some of the work on the gravel stretch road themselves," said Clifton.

Clifton said the system they use is put in place to assure your tax dollars are used in the best way possible. 

Recently, work was finished for Fox Farm Road and a couple of roads in Tracy.

Currently, crews are working on the streets in Gore Hill. There are also several other projects they hope to finish by the end of 2018.

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