Lincoln Slip repair set to begin Sept. 14

By Lindsay Kriz -

The Lincoln Hill Emergency Slip Repairs Project will begin Sept. 14.

POMEROY — A pre-construction conference meeting was held Thursday morning regarding the Lincoln Hill Emergency Slip Repairs Project.

The group announced that the start date for the project will be Sept. 14, with substantial completion of the project by Oct. 29 and final completion set for Nov. 28. The substantial contract time is 45 days, with a liquidated damages per calendar day at $700.

The contractor is Pullins Excavation Inc./Steve Pullins. The project contact is Mitch Altier, PE, and project manager. Altier is with IBI Group out of New Lexington, Ohio. Kevin Pullins will serve as the on-site representative of Pullins Excavation Inc. During the meeting, Steve said the main hours of work during the project will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Any weekend or holiday repairs will be prohibited without prior approval from the village, Altier said. Any traffic control needed must also conform to the county’s standards and the Ohio Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Steve said that the construction crew for now plans to close Lincoln Hill during repairs and reduce Butternut Avenue to one lane. He said the workers will comply with school and emergency vehicles passing through the area during construction. Once steel and delivery items have been acquired, he said Pullins Excavation Inc. can release to the public a formal schedule.

The possibility of foundation slippage was brought up during the meeting, with Steve clarifying that there is very little chance of this occurring.

According to Paul Hellman, village administrator, the first available day the village will be helping to take care of the slip on State Street, and that Pleasant Ridge has just been drilled and augured. Altier informed Steve that Pullins Excavation Inc. and the village are to meet at least once a month for updates, but with a short project there may only be a need for one of these dates, which have not yet been set.

A final inspection will be held after all of the work is complete.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.

The Lincoln Hill Emergency Slip Repairs Project will begin Sept. 14. Lincoln Hill Emergency Slip Repairs Project will begin Sept. 14.

By Lindsay Kriz