According to Dave Rose, spokesperson for ODOT District 10, at least the paving portion of the project should be completed by Friday, Sept. 10. Crews will still need to complete berm repairs, striping and drainage, Rose added.
The Shelly Company was awarded the project for $1.68 million to resurface 8.7 miles of Ohio 124 — from the 20.80 to the 29.50 mile marker. As of yesterday, crews were on the Syracuse side of Pine Grove Road, Rose said. The Shelly Company has until June 30, 2011 to complete the entire job.
Back in June, Rose said this year in Meigs County ODOT is involved with managing projects worth $12 million though he said some of those projects are county projects where ODOT has assisted with some but not all financing - in some cases counties are required to provide a 20 percent match. He added ODOT is basically the middle man, receiving federal dollars and then dispersing them to districts and counties for various projects.
Some of the major projects which add up to this $12 million investment, besides the paving on Ohio 124 are:
Improvements to Star Mill Park, walk path and sidewalk placement in Racine for just under $800,000. Much of this work has already been completed, including parking lot resurfacing, walking track lighting, park entrance upgrade, track maintenance, sidewalk construction and drainage upgrades.
Intersection improvement at Elm Street in Racine with work including widening and construction of a turn lane as well as sidewalk improvements. The completion date is 2011 with an estimated cost of $400,000.
Landslide repair using drilled shaft along Ohio 124 north of Barr Hollow Road with Alan Stone Company as the contractor at an estimated cost of $783,159.
Replacement of three bridges along Ohio 681 beginning .04 miles east of Goose Creek Road with contractor Tom Mayle & Sons Construction Company at an estimated cost of $893,000.
Two mile relocation of Ohio 124 in Long Bottom at an estimated cost of $7.5 million with a completion date of October.