In late July 2019 the Alan Stone Company began a slip repair on County Road 75- Coolville Ridge Road. This project consisted of the removal and replacement of 300 SY of chip and seal road surface, the installation of 115 LF of drilled shaft wall with lagging, the repair of 6 CY asphalt base course, the replacement of 21 CY embankment material, the installation of 4 CY Type C rock channel protection. The total construction cost of this project was $102,629.
In mid-July 2019 Shelly and Sands, Inc. began work on two slip repairs on County Road 109- Beebe Road. This featured slip repair at the 0.24 mile marker consisted of removal and replacement of 13 CY of gravel, 161 CY of embankment, the installation of 135 LF drilled shaft wall, the placement of 200 CY of rock fill and the installation of 150 LF of guardrail. The total construction cost of this particular project was $237,547.
In mid-May 2019 the county contracted out four slip repairs to the Alan Stone Company, two on Dutch Creek Road and two on New England Road. This featured slip repair at the 2.66 mile marker was a result of a 40’ long slip at the edge of the Dutch Creek Road. The solution was to build a 60’ long drilled shaft wall with lagging (i.e.,tie the wall 10′ into stable ground at each end) and add 100′ of guardrail. The total construction cost for this particular slip repair was $53,394.
In late February 2019 the Alan Stone Company began work on a slip repair project at the 0.09 mile marker on Antle Orchard Road. The project consisted of the removal and replacement of 177.78 SY of chip & seal, removal and replacement of 168 CY of road base material, the placement of 65 LF drilled shaft wall and 100 LF of guardrail. The total construction cost of the project was $104,899.55.
In February 2019 the Alan Stone Company began work on a slip repair on County Road 30- Hocking Parkway. This road weaves in and out of Nelsonville city limits and this particular section of the road belongs to Athens County. The project consisted of the removal and replacement of 20.74 CY of embankment, 1.42 CY asphalt chip seal and 2.93 CY of shoulder gravel; the placement of a 60 LF drilled shaft wall and 75 LF of guardrail. The total construction cost of this project was $116,652.
The Athens County Engineer is responsible for bridges on township roads of 10’ span or longer. This Troy Township bridge on Wildman Road was closed in 2017 after it was inspected. The bridge was not eligible for grant funding, located in a rural area with only one cabin before you hit the Washington County Line. We borrowed $ 500,000 to build 5 bridges in 2019, so it was imperative that we start early in the year. Athens County Crews started construction on February 4th. We removed the existing “superstructure”- steel beams and deck- and hammered out the top of one abutment and removed the top layer of cut sandstone on the other then formed and poured concrete caps. You can see the epoxy coated rebar (greenish) in the foreground on the abutment in the distance. John Brunton is the bridge superintendent in charge of building this bridge superstructure. We hired Ohio Concrete Sawing of Columbus to saw the concrete for $1400 and bought a prefabricated steel beam bridge from U.S. Bridge Company for $33,645. The new bridge has a 45 ton load rating and completely meets the need for this rural area with very little traffic, at a fraction of the cost of a completely new structure. Using our own crews and making good investments allows us to accomplish many projects with limited resources.
In mid-August 2019 county crews began work on County Road 73- Wolfe Bennett Road bridge replacement. Lindsay Precast designed and installed the box culvert and PDK construction finished the project off with the installation of 100LF of guardrail. The total cost of this project was $110,471.
In June 2019 county crews began work on a bridge replacement on Waterloo Township’s Gun Club Road. The 10’ x 5’ precast concrete box culvert was designed and installed by Scioto Valley Precast. The total cost of the project came to $93,083.
In early May 2019 county crews began work on a bridge replacement on Salem Road. The 8’ x 4’ precast concrete box culvert was designed and installed by Lindsay Precast. The total cost of the project came to $94,288.
In mid-April 2019 county crews began work on a box culvert replacement project on Wildman Road in Troy Township. The old box culvert had exceeded its useful life decades ago. After the old bridge was removed we excavated and hammered out the rock bottom then formed and poured concrete footers and placed a limestone sub-grade between footers. The 8’ x 4’ precast concrete box culvert was designed and installed by Lindsay Precast. The total cost of the project came to $94,526.