Loop Road Monroe

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t DADE COUNTY TO ASK STATE SPEED TRAIL . Tamiami Junction Finishing. to Be Demanded by Commissioners The state road department, which meets in Tallahassee on Wednesday, will be asked' by the Dade county commissioners - to take steps to hasten the junction of work on the eastern and western ends of the Tamiami trail, so thnt this cross-state roadr can be orzstied to public use as soon as possible. This resolution was being prepared by county attorneys Monday afternoon,to be handed to I. E. Schilling. Miami member of the stile board, prior to his departure Wednesday night. - - According to discussion at a meeting of the county coinmissioners - Wednesday morning, the work in Collier county has reached a point with in five miles of that at which it is -proposed that the highway in Monree county should join it: By routing its portion slightly to the southward, Collier county willjoin the construction at the Monroe county line. Otherwise,it was said, Collier county will build straight eastward for 17 miles, and a link of three miles wilLhave to -1)e supplied straight north and south on the Dade-Mouroe-Collier line, making 20 miles of construction necessary resulting in the present roadway through Monroe county being a dead-end road. It was said that, although an ngreement was had between Dade and Lee counties in ' 1019, through concurrent resolutions in the respective county seats, whereby the road would be constructed so as to be joined with the , Monroe county link, through the ye-operation of the Chevelier Corp. of Miami, the creation of Collier 'county several years ago, out of portions ut Lee county, has thrown part of the construction into new hands. Collier county has never indicated its intention of meeting the short line through Monroe county. ' The state road department several months ago took notice of the situastion and caused a survey to. be made of both routes. The reportsof the engineers -will be oft file in Tallahassee Wednesday, and it is belitved here the state board will be prepared to act, adopting one or the other, of the two routes. - The position of the Dade county commissioners, it is recited in the resolution, is that Collier county has fallen heir to the agreement adopted - by Lee bounty in 1919 and ratified in 1922, itnd should carry out the provisions of this contract. The Dade county board holds, also, that the state road department has fallen heir to Dade county's obligation under the agreement, this county having turned ' over to the state its bonds and the 'road department having already begun work for resurfacing. The link in Monroe county, which lacks seven miles of completion, has already cost the Chevelier Corp. $250,- 000, it 'was said Monday. Monroe county, which was not interested in the route in 1919, has since become aware of its value, and has voted $200,000 in bonds to complete the work, and will include $100,000 in its next issue. The Chevelier Corp., it was stated. no longer owns any trail frontage in laonroe county and bas no direct interest in the road. except to protect investors from all parts of the United States frill have purchased frontage believing that they were on a cross-state road. The work begun by the state road department on the first 10 miles of the Tamiaml trail west of the Coral cables canal is progressing very satisfactorily. it was reported to the board. The department is increasing the width of the surfacing from 20" to 30 feet. G. ; - - , 1 4 1 ( - 1 - 1 ' 4 1 I 1 1 I - , 1 1 4 1 - t 1 . i 1

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  1. The Miami News,
  2. 26 Jan 1926, Tue,
  3. Page 21

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