The Geauga County Engineer’s Office has nine capital improvement projects scheduled for the 2017 construction year, according to Shane Hajjar, PE, Deputy Engineer, Geauga County Engineer’s Office.
The Geauga County Engineer’s Office is responsible to maintain approximately 236 miles of county highways and all bridges, culverts, signs, signals and appurtenances associated with these roads. They also assist all 16 townships with their roughly 575 roads and culverts, etc.
Three of the projects are as follows:
• The asphalt resurfacing of 3.34 miles of Claridon-Troy Road from US 322 to SR 608. The estimated construction cost is $800,000
• The asphalt resurfacing of 3.03 miles of Chardon –Windsor Road from SR 608 to SR 528. The estimated construction cost is $795,000
• The asphalt resurfacing of 2.58 miles of Mulberry Road from US 322 to SR 608. The estimated construction cost is $495,000.
The remaining six projects include resurfacing of Nelson Road and Kirtland Road, and portions of Thompson Road and Clay Street, culvert replacements on Caves Road, and pavement markings throughout the county. These projects encompass approximately 7.5 miles of road resurfacing as well as culverts and striping. The combined estimated construction cost is $1,800,000.
In addition to the county road projects, the County Engineer is also providing engineering and construction assistance to Auburn, Bainbridge, Burton, Chester, Claridon, Hambden, Newbury, and Parkman townships for 2017. There are currently 11 individual township projects set for construction this year for an estimated construction cost of $3,450,000. These projects are nine rehabilitation and resurfacing projects and two chip-seal projects.
Construction will begin on or about May 1 and all projects are expected to be complete by the end of October. Typical resurfacing projects have 30 to 45 day duration and chip-seal are 10 to 15 days. Traffic will be maintained for all projects except the Caves Road culvert project in Russell and Chester Townships and the reconstruction of Taylor-May Road in Bainbridge Township.