Commissioners pave the way to a smoother future

GREENVILLE — The commissioners met Thursday to discuss sealed bids for the resurfacing and pavement markings for various county and township roads. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs, and Larry Holmes were present.

Jim Surber, county engineer, was present as bids were opened and read during the regular session meeting. In a matter of resurfacing, the engineer’s estimate was $2,093,867.50.

“This is going to be for 20.18 miles on six different county roads ranging from 0.97 miles to 6.13 miles in length,” Surber said.

This work will include 17,266 gallons of liquid asphalt tack coat, 19,822 tons of asphalt (hot mix), and 4,442 tons of aggregate (gravel) berm to be placed along the edges after resurfacing.

“Last year’s costs were $92,591 per mile, and this year’s estimate is $103,760 per mile. I hope I’ve over estimated,” Surber said.

The commissioners received one bid for the resurfacing from Walls Bros. Asphalt Co., Inc. Total for the bid regarding the county roads was $2,132,558.80.

“We were excepting bids for nine different townships on 10 different roads totaling 9.564 miles, and my estimate for that was $931,576.75,” Surber said.

The township total for the project equaled $988,364.80. The commissioners accepted the bids for review. Additionally, bids were accepted for the application of painted center lines and edge lines on county and township roads.

The work on county roads includes 33.03 miles of center line and no-passing zones, required an estimated 5,500 gallons of yellow paint and 44,000 pounds of reflective beads. There was one bid received from AreoMark Company LLC. The engineer’s estimate was…

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