By Wayne Allen
On Thursday the Scioto County Commissioners approved two guardrail contracts totaling $853,599. The contracts call for the installation of 11 miles of guardrail throughout Scioto County.
The contracts are broken into two phases, phase one calls for the installation of guardrail along Big Spruce-Little Bear Road, Knoxel Hill-Bracken Ridge Road, Rocky Fork Road, Thompson Hill Road, Tick Ridge-Koening Hill Road and Upper Twin Creek-Rocky Fork Road.
The contract for phase one consists of 5.6 miles of roadway and is valued at $421,933.50 and was awarded to PDK Construction.
Phase Two calls for the installation of guardrail along Bonsers Run, Dixion Mill, Germany Hollow, Lick Run-Lyra Bloom Switch, Milldale, Scherers Hollow, Sheldon-Cartro, Sugar Camp and Tick Ridge.
The contract for phase two consists of 5.4 miles of roadway and is valued at $431,665.58 and was awarded to PDK Construction.
Craig Opperman, Scioto County Engineer said crews will likely want to get started soon due to the size of the project.
Opperman said the pace of work will depend on how many crews are sent to work on the job, with the contracting stipulating the end of July as a completion date.
The 2013 guardrail program totaled $800,000 with the specific roads in the townships in which crews will be working include, Arion Road, Big Bear Creek, Cramer Road, Henley-Comstock Road, Henley-Deemer Road, McDermott-Pond Creek Road, Pollick Road, Rarden Creek Road, Rarden Hazelbaker Hill and Sedan Crabtree Road and Corielll Road, Cockrells Run Road, Dace Road, Flatwood-Fallen Timber Road, some on Lucasville-Minford Road, Millers Run-Back Run Road, Millers Run Fallen Timber Road, Morris Lane and Blue Run Road.
Opperman said the funding for the program coming from the Federal Highway Administration funneled through the Ohio Department Of Transporation.
Wayne Allen can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228 or on Twitter @WayneallenPDT