Roadway maintenance is an ongoing job for the Palo Alto County Secondary Road Department. In the Summer months, a concrete crew travels through the county, patching deteriorating spots on county pavements. The crew is busy on County Road N40 north of Emmetsburg, repairing spots with full-depth concrete patches. A jackhammer breaks up the old concrete, which is hauled away, and new concrete is poured in the spot. After a couple of days to cure, barricades are removed and its on to the next spot for patching.
-- Dan Voigt photo