A highway median on Route 60 in Webster County is much wider than the typical median. And it’s a lot of work for maintenance crews to mow. So this year, with the need for hay up, MODOT is seeking bids from area producers wanting to cut hay for their cattle. Angela Eden is a spokesperson for MODOT…
Eden says the hay won’t be as high quality as what farmers would find in their own fields, but it’s something they’ll be able to use.
The area up for bid is near Cedar Gap to a point just east of Rogersville.
Eden says farmers seeking bids must meet certain requirements since the median may contain noxious weeds and since they’ll be cutting close to highway traffic.
The money MODOT makes from selling the grass to area farmers will be deposited into the state’s road fund to be used to maintain state roadways.
The deadline for submitting bids is September 10th.
For more information, modot.org/southwest or 888-275-6636.
For KSMU News, I’m Michele Skalicky.