Workers from Dennhardt Construction and Hamilton Red-Mix in Jefferson are shown here paving the Raccoon River Valley Trail's crossing of 252nd Street southeast of Jefferson on a recent day. Work continues to pave the 21 remaining gravel crossings on the RRVT "south loop" with concrete, but it takes time & funding. (Photo by Don Van Gilder)

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Paving continues on the RRVT's crossings of gravel roads
Jefferson, 29 August, 2015

The work is being done on the Raccoon River Valley Trail's original "south loop," where gravel crossings were not paved back in the era when trail construction was done with asphalt. Now that trails are built with longer-lasting concrete, it's practical -- and much safer -- to have the road crossings paved using cement. Check Don Van Gilder's photographs here of a recent Greene County project to better understand how the work is being done. ...

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