About 2,000 feet of Hilltop Rd continues to deteriorate largely because of high water in the wetlands on each side. The shoulders are sinking and the blacktop breaking up in addition to the flooding of about 400 ft following snow melt or heavy rains. Beaver compound the problem when they continue to plug the culverts. In November an excavator was brought in to remove all the brush, mud and other debris in hopes of mitigating problems next spring.
A major project for Bashaw this summer was completion of the blacktopping project on Sawyer Creek Road. The project began a year ago when soft spots were dug out and filled with gravel. Following that 4-6 inches of new gravel was put down and the entire road bed was ground up, graded out and left to compact over winter. The blacktop was put down this spring..