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Eagle River doesn't get grants to help fix road near schoolSubmitted: 06/30/2016
EAGLE RIVER - Some people in Eagle River worry the road in front of the Northland Pines schools is not in good condition. But the city doesn't have the money to fix Pleasure Island Road.

The city applied for two grants to pay for the repairs, but it was rejected for both.

The Northland Pines School District even applied for a grant, but it didn't work out.

"The school has applied for a Safe Path to School grant and that got turned down," says Mayor Jeff Hyslop. "Basically, after three attempts at grants, we've come up with nothing."

The mayor says the school district is now going to explore its options and talk to an engineer.

As far as the city goes, it can only afford to repair 300 feet of that road every year.

"That would continue with this road," says Hyslop. "So, we do the worst portions of the road and get those in order."

It will take the city about eight years to completely fix the road if it makes repairs 300 feet every year.

Story By: Karolina Buczek

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