Bids were opened for the construction of a new Slabtown Road bridge Monday, July 2, 2018. The new Bath Township bridge, BTH-165-3.22, located 0.12 mile north of Sugar Creek Road, will replace a truss bridge built in 1941. The low bidder was R & I Construction of Tiffin, OH at $521,692.50. Construction of the new bridge should be completed in late October.
The Allen County Engineer and the 12 Townships collectively maintain 352 and 550 miles of roads, respectively. Unfortunately, most of the roads are in disrepair and there isn’t enough money to fix them. Therefore, every Spring the County Engineer and the Township Trustees evaluate the conditions of every road in the County. Once the condition ratings are established, these agencies meet to prioritize which roads need to be fixed with the limited resources available.
A meeting of all township trustees, the Allen County Engineer and Allen County Commissioners was held on Tuesday, April 17th at 11 A.M. at the Allen County Engineer’s Office, 1501 N. Sugar Street, Lima, Ohio. The meeting was to discuss and finalize the 2018 Road Programs for township, village and county road work in Allen County. At the meeting, County Engineer Brion Rhodes reviewed the totals for road work for the county, twelve townships and six villages.
These totals are as follows:
Grand Total Estimated Cost for 2018 Road Program = $2.03 million
Entity Paving (miles) Chip Seal (miles)
County (including fairgrounds) 3.1 30.3
Townships 7.2 53.1
Villages 1.1 2.8
Totals 11.4 miles 86.1 miles
The Allen County Commissioners passed a resolution approving the 2018 Road Program at their regular agenda meeting Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Allen County Engineer’s road crews will begin work on the 2018 Road Programs in May.