By Dustin Ensinger firstname.lastname@example.org
January 27, 2014
The Delaware County commissioners on Monday took the first step toward a bridge replacement project in Radnor Township.
The commissioners unanimously approved a resolution declaring the necessity of replacing the Hoskins Road bridge over Kebler Run.
The bridge is located just west of Curtis Road.
The county will save on the cost of the project by using its own crews for the replacement.
“This is a bridge we are proposing to replace with our own crews,” Chief Deputy Engineer Rob Riley said.
The project is slated to cost about $108,000.
Construction is scheduled to take place from April to June.
Riley expects the road to be closed for about two months for the project.
With winter bearing down on central Ohio, salt supplies are dwindling. But Riley said the county has enough to handle the onslaught of bitterly cold temperature and inches of snow.
“We don’t have an abundance but we do have enough to keep our roads clear and open,” he said.
Riley said the county is expecting another shipment of road salt this week.
“The time when we need it is the most difficult time to deliver it,” he said.
Jennifer Way-Young, coordinator of the Keep Delaware County Beautiful program, reported that 2013 was a successful year in terms of recycling.
At the Delaware County Fair alone, 500 pounds of plastic and fifteen 65-gallon bags of aluminum cans were collected.
A household hazardous waste drop off drew 1,300 tires, 13,000 pounds of televisions, 8,800 pounds of televisions and more than 20,000 pounds of chemicals.