Many of the landowners in Jefferson County owning property along the PWF signed the right of way agreements during a meeting on Tuesday, June 2nd. Bill Hansel, Highway Superintendent for Jefferson County, has to get landowners signatures before construction can begin.
“Fifty people showed up to the meeting, but so far only 20 have signed and one landowner would like to be paid before he signs,” Hansel said.
Construction may begin late this summer or fall, but full road construction is set to begin in the spring of 2016. The construction will be a complete restoration of the PWF highway.
“At this time we are trying to get Right of Way from all the landowners effected by this project, until we have the ROW nothing can be done,” Hansel said.
Michael Dux, Jefferson County Commissioner, said that “The Roads Department will begin construction on the west end of the highway and continue east until they are finished,” Dux.