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2014 roadwork expected to cost at least $868,000

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Pataskala officials are planning an estimated $868,000 in road repairs next year, but that figure could increase by about $300,000 if roads in the Bright Waters subdivision are repaved.

The street committee is expected to meet in January to review the 2014 Roadway Asset Management Plan. The meeting had not been scheduled as of last week.

The RAMP likely will include the following resurfacing projects: Cable Road between Courter and Headleys Mill roads; Lincoln Street between Licking and Wood streets; Coronado Drive; Fairgrounds Street; streets within the Oaks subdivision; and Courter Road.

Some of the roads in the worst condition will be ground down and have pavement replaced, city officials said. Others in better condition will be paved or sealed.

The estimated cost of the projects is $868,000.

Pataskala City Councilman Bryan Lenzo, chairman of the street committee, said committee members met Dec. 16 and reviewed proposed projects.

Committee members decided to take Connor Avenue out of the 2014 RAMP, which was estimated to cost $145,000, he said.

He said the committee also is reviewing the contract for roadwork done in the Bright Waters subdivision, which residents complained about in October.

The city used a process called microsurfacing on roads within that subdivision. Residents complained it left the surface ridged and uneven.

Microsurfacing is "a polymer-modified cold-mix paving system" that is expected to lengthen the life span of a street by filling in ruts and leaving a smooth, sealed surface behind, according to the International Slurry Surfacing Association.

Lenzo said the committee in January might recommend repavement for the Bright Waters roads, which could cost $300,000.

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