Iowa City Press-Citizen, 9/9/1943: Birth of IA 382
at for- a be by at .. "of N. LIBERTY TO LAKE ROAD IS NOT INCLUDED State Maintenance Will Mean Saving Of Thousands Of Dollars The Iowa .state highway . com mission today informed Senator LeRoy Mercer that the county road extending from highway No. 261 at Solon to the east entrance of Lake Macbride state park would -be -be added to the state highway commission's primary road system. State maintenance of the road is expected to take effect this week. The section of highway is four miles long and Is now topped with crushed rock. Members of the Johnson county board of supervisors today said that the state's maintenance of this four mile stretch of road in the future would mean a savings of many thousands of dollars annually annually to the county. . Text of the letter from Fred White, chief engineer for the state highway commission, to Senator Mercer follows: j ; The-matterwar-considere!Fby The-matterwar-considere!Fby The-matterwar-considere!Fby The-matterwar-considere!Fby The-matterwar-considere!Fby " the commission at its meeting September September 7 and action waa taken the county 'trunk road extending west fromthe town of Solon to the entrance on the east side of Lake Macbride state park to provide provide a connection from primary road No. 261 at Solon to Lake Macbrider-atate"park.J Macbrider-atate"park.J Macbrider-atate"park.J 7" -Jnltial -Jnltial action on linking the county road with the state primary primary road system was inaugurated inaugurated August 12 when Senator Mercer Mercer called a meeting of city and county officials who met with members of he highway commis sion. At that-time,- that-time,- that-time,- that-time,- It was proposed proposed to the -cerrvmisekm -cerrvmisekm that the state take over the county road from SolontaUhe-4ake SolontaUhe-4ake SolontaUhe-4ake and also from North Liberty to the lake. The present action of the state highway commission does not Include Include the county road linking the lake area to No.-- No.-- No.-- 218 at North Liberty. Members of the board of supervisors supervisors and Senator Mercer today said that they hoped that future action of the highway commission would Include taking over of this latter county road also because of the popularity of the state park, area at Lake Macbride.