Pickerington to spend $585,000 on street resurfacing
Pickerington this summer will considerably increase its investment in street maintenance by spending more than $585,000 for resurfacing.
Pickerington City Council earlier this month approved emergency legislation allocating $585,933 to resurface 15 streets and three alleys in the city.
The resurfacing effort is significantly greater this year than in the past two.
Last year, budget constraints and administrative decisions led the city to spend about $50,000 on resurfacing, after spending $184,843 for street maintenance in 2010.
"Our need for street resurfacing is actually more than $550,000," said Greg Bachman, Pickerington city engineer.
"In 2012, due to the slightly better economy and the great need, more money has been allocated to street resurfacing."
The work is expected to begin next month or in August, and likely will be completed by Nov. 15. Depending on weather, Bachman said the work should approximately one month to complete.
Streets which have been identified for the work, which will be performed by The Shelly Co., based in Thornville, are:
* Rambling Brook Drive, from Stonebridge Drive to Lorraine Boulevard.
* Fallen Timbers Court, from Lorraine Boulevard to the street's cul-de-sac.
* Turner's Mill Court, from Rambling Brook Drive to the street's cul-de-sac.
* Field Harvest Court, from Field Harvest Avenue to the street's cul-de-sac.
* Field Harvest Avenue, from Lorraine Boulevard to Rambling Brook Court.
* Lorraine Boulevard, from 224 Lorraine Boulevard to its dead end.
* Gnarled Oak Street, from Rambling Brook Drive to Stonebridge Boulevard.
* Big Bark Court, from Stone Mill Road to the street's cul-de-sac.
* Stone Mill Road, from Lorraine Boulevard to Rambling Brook Drive.
* Windmiller Drive, from the rear of Kroger to Refugee Road.
* Hill Road South, from 8565 Hill Road South to Busey Road.
* 51 E. Columbus Street's parking lot, from East Columbus Street to the alley.
* East Street, from East Church Street to Center Street.
* Hereford Drive, from Lockville Road to the city's service garage drive.
* Opportunity Way, from Lockville Road to Hill Road South.
* Diley Road's west side, from the north side of Busey Road to just north of Georges Creek Bridge.
* Winderly Lane, from Tussing Road to the street's cul-de-sac.
* An alley between West Borland Street and West Church Street, from Hill Road North to a parking lot east of Cross Street.
* An alley between West Church Street and West Columbus Street, from Hill Road North to Center Street.
* An alley south of Columbus Street, from Hill Road South to South East Street.
"The streets are basically sections of East Street, Windmiller Drive, Hereford Drive and the Stonebridge subdivision," Bachman said.
"The alleys are the east-west alleys in downtown Pickerington."
Bachman said the streets and alleys to be resurfaced this year were selected following an inspecting and rating of each of the city's street within in its 60-mile system of roadways.
"We then identify what is the type of treatment most appropriate," he said.
"Lastly, we develop our resurfacing program on a priority basis for the money available."
Bachman said the resurfacing shouldn't require detours for local motorists, but they could experience "minor delays" as the streets are seeing work.