The chip-seal program conducted by the Union County Engineer's department on county and township roads is nearly completed for the year.

The chip-seal program conducted by the Union County Engineer's department on county and township roads is nearly completed for the year.

Engineer Jeff Stauch said on July 20 that the crews had about a week and a half to go.

"They have just under 60 miles complete," he said.

The total mileage for the chip-seal program is 63.64.

"Our material cost for our 2009 program will total around $490,000," said Stauch. "That does not include the township mileage."

Some stretches of county roadways required four tanker loads, or 24,000 gallons, of materials to be put down, according to Stauch

"That's pretty impressive for a chip-seal crew," he said.

The road crews have been staying away from Honda until after the 2009 All Ohio Bike Fest comes to a close.

"They scatter out to the different areas of the county," he said.

A total cost for equipment, labor and material for this year's chip-seal program will be available in a week or two, Stauch said.

Paving on Industrial Parkway is expected to be wrapped up this week

The asphalt on Industrial Parkway was down by July 21.

In about two weeks, the company will return to finish up Orchard Road.

Commissioner Charles Hall expressed concern that the work on state Route 38 being conducted by the Ohio Department of Transportation will affect Union County fairgoers from the south.

The work is expected to be completed by July 27, according to Andrea Hernandez of ODOT's District 6.

Commissioner Gary Lee said ODOT completed its work on state Route 4 on time.