Marysville News

Street repaving expected to start June 1

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In addition to a $1.2-million project to repave a portion of state Route 736, seasonal construction work in Marysville will include the resurfacing of several streets, adding parking spaces to the City Hall lot, repaving a basketball court and replacing some sidewalks.

Most of the asphalt bids for the city's summer pavement work came in under the city engineer's project estimate of $672,916. The contract was awarded to Shelly Paving Co., which submitted a bid of $566,954.

Other bids were received from Chemcote for $569,223; Strawser for $593,917; Decker Construction Co. for $590,524; and Columbus Asphalt Paving for $675,495.

"Four of the five companies' bids were under the engineer's estimate, which allowed the city to pave a couple of additional street sections," City Administrator Terry Emery said.

The city has budgeted $690,000 for its 2013 pavement plan. Public Service Director John Mitchell said the projects will include milling and resurfacing of these streets:

* Hickory Drive between Kenny Lane and Catalpa Court.

* Catalpa Place between the curve and Hickory Drive.

* Sherwood Avenue from Hickory Drive to the dead end past Pinehurst Street.

* Scottslawn Road from Industrial Parkway west across the railroad tracks, in front of the Job Ready Site property and out to the city limits.

* A portion of Fifth Street from the Damascus-Raymond roads intersection to the Kroger entrance.

* 11th Street from Maple to Oak streets.

* Cherry Street from North Fourth Street to the railroad tracks.

In addition, he said, the City Hall parking lot at Sixth and Plum streets is undergoing a facelift which will add seven parking spaces and change the entrance and exit pattern. The north parking lot at Lewis Park will be resurfaced and the tennis court will be resealed after undergoing minor asphalt repairs.

Mitchell said the basketball court in Aldersgate Park will be repaved and sidewalks on the south side of East Fifth Street will be replaced.

The city's resurfacing program will start sometime after June 1 and will be completed before Aug. 16, Mitchell said.

"Traffic will be maintained throughout all of the paving projects; however, there will be flagmen controlling traffic during lane closures," he said.

The repaving of state Route 736 from state Route 38 east to the Marysville city limits is scheduled for October.

The city is collaborating with the Ohio Department of Transportation on this project and will contribute 20 percent of the funding -- $19,800 -- for the portion of the project that is within city limits.

In addition, Emery said that after a long winter break, ODOT has resumed work on replacing the bridge on state Route 4 over U.S. Route 33.

"Construction on the state route 4 bridge is expected to be complete by mid-May, weather permitting," he said.

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