Several county roads and bridges are pending state funding for improvements and repairs, according to county engineer Marcus Hooker Sr.
At Monday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting, Hooker discussed projects throughout the county that will soon be getting underway for repairs.
Two projects in particular, Pete’s Dump Road, just east of Metcalfe and Smiley Road, will be primarily funded through the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair (ERBR) funds.
Frazier Road will primarily be funded through the Local System Bridge Program (LSBP) as it needs a new bridge and a 100 feet of approach on each end of the bridge.
The majority of the projects that have been approved for funding, state, local or otherwise, are in need of the same action — a new bridge and approaches.
Fordice Construction Company placed the low bid for the Frazier Road project at $324,735.75.
Hooker recommended the board authorize the contract for the Frazier Fordice Construction Company and set up a fund for $341,000 for the project and the contingencies, which would total $380,000.
Fordice Construction Company placed a bid for the Smiley Road project as well at $424,917.50. The total price including contingencies will be $496,155.13.
With $345,781.60 of that being covered by ERBR funds and another portion by LSBP funds from state aid, the only cost to the board would be the difference at $79,135.90.
Fordice Construction was also the low bidder for the Pete’s Dump Road project at $464,622.50. ERBR funds will cover $404,502.90 of the project and the only cost to the board would be the $60,119.60.
The board approved Hooker’s recommendations and the estimated timeline of completion for all projects, according to Hooker, is roughly nine months from now.