Brushing - No brushing will occur this winter on the Boulder Junction segment of the Rustic Road. Troy is committed to the brushing approach discussed with the Save Our Rustic Road group and contemplated in the County Plan (no brushing beyond 6’ from pavement edge).
Mowing – The Highway Department will mow an area 6’ from the edge of the pavement on both sides of the road from the town of Star Lake to Old K in Boulder Junction this summer.
Paint Striping. – The Highway Department will repaint the white lines and double yellow lines on the road this summer.
Tree Removal – No trees will be removed (other than for the safety exception mentioned above) until shortly before the re-pavement project commences. His best estimate of timing is Winter 2024 or Spring 2025. Troy is committed to the tree removal restrictions discussed with the Save Our Rustic Road group and contemplated in the County Plan (removal of only trees within 6’ from the pavement edge, subject to the safety exception).
Wedging – Last summer, the Highway Department wedged or laid new asphalt over a stretch of road near Lost Canoe Lake that had extensive potholes. Troy indicated that depending on road conditions and available staff time and funding, additional areas of pavement could be wedged on the Rustic Road this Summer. He indicated that as we get closer to the start of the re-pavement project, he will want to hold off on doing additional wedging on the Rustic Road.