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By LuAnn Schindler

Funding for, timing of 516 Avenue project may cause road block


February 23, 2023

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Road conditions • Potholes, broken surfaces and washboard conditions continue to plague a two-mile stretch of 516 Avenue from Highway 275 north to the Clearwater and St. Theresa's cemeteries.

While residents residing north of Clearwater don't have to ford the Elkhorn River to reach town, surface conditions of 516 Avenue, the main artery bridging highways 275 and 20 from south to north, have "deteriorated to conditions from 100 years ago."

That's the sentiment expressed to Antelope County Commissioners by multiple Clearwater residents.

"Has the road got any better in the last 100 years? That thing is back to the century of covered wagon days. Am I wrong or right?" Curt Thiele asked commissioners during a Feb. 6 meeting.

Commissioner Neil Williby agreed the road isn't in tip-top s...

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