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Harrison County Engineers Office discusses projects

Updated: Friday, March 14 2014, 06:07 PM EDT



WTOV9.com

HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio – Officials at the Harrison County Engineers Office said their primary concern was to repair potholes and culverts as the weather begins to warm.
They also discussed progress being made on a road slip outside of Jewett that has traffic reduced to one lane, and their plans for a bridge replacement that could cost nearly a million dollars.
First, the slip repair.
“They are digging the slip out,” said Doug Crabtree of the Harrison County Engineers Office. “It appears to be driving some steel piling and putting a retaining wall in and trying to shore up the road and put base material back in to build the road back up and make it safe and travelable.”
In addition to seeing the completion of that project, county engineers are focused on repairing potholes and culverts throughout the county.
And the bridge along County Road 51.
“A large bridge project over there, the engineers been working on,” Crabtree said. “That road is still unfortunately closed. (It) actually was scheduled for replacement -- I believe it was in 2015 or 2016 -- the engineers have been currently working to move that ahead. Move it up into the schedule as quickly as possible because of the deficiencies we found in the bridge.
Crabtree said the price tag to replace the bridge, which spans nearly 200 feet, could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars posing problems for securing funding for the project.
Still, they have made it a priority.
“For the larger projects, obviously the county budgets aren't able to cover those million dollars projects. so we look at there's some federal funding and some state funding,” Crabtree said.

Residents must now take a detour onto Braddock Road for the foreseeable future. He offered no timetable for the completion of the bridge project. The road slip is expected to be completed sometime in the coming months.

Harrison County Engineers Office discusses projects


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