19 Jun Summit County Engineer’s office has $8.9 Million of summer roadwork planned.
Summit County Engineer’s office has $8.9 Million of summer roadwork planned.
Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer has finalized the summer roadwork plans to take place in various locations around the County for 2014. The Summit County Engineer’s office has allocated $2.18 million for pavement maintenance in the Capital Improvement Program this year. In addition to pavement maintenance, three bridges will be replaced using a mix of federal, state, and local dollars. Finally, Riverview Road and Quick Road will resurfaced and improved using grant funds awarded to the Summit County Engineer’s office.
The Summit County Engineer’s office bid process was opened up to other communities in Summit County for the fourth consecutive year. The regional program had more participation in 2014 than ever before, with seven townships, four cities, three villages, and the Summit Metro Parks joining the countywide road program. The larger purchasing power created by bidding for pavement maintenance items as one larger unit leads to smaller per unit costs for all participants, while allowing municipalities to maintain local control over the projects. The Summit County Engineer’s office administers the countywide program.
“We have been pleased to offer this program to local governments in Summit County,” said Engineer Brubaker. “Continued and growing participation from cities, villages and townships will make this program a success. The regional approach saves money and promotes efficiency in our road programs without reducing the level of services.”
“In addition to cutting costs in overhead and administration, the Summit County Engineer’s office has aggressively pursued outside funding in order to leverage local tax dollars with other funding sources, and we have been seeing success in that area. This year we are replacing two bridges with 80% federal pass through funding, improving two portions of Riverview Road with 80% Surface Transportation Program funding, and resurfacing Quick Road with 100% federal money,” said Engineer Brubaker.
The Shaw Road Bridge over a branch of Yellow Creek will be constructed this year. This is an emergency replacement project due to the severe damage sustained to the bridge during the May 12 storms. An application for emergency funding has been sent to the Ohio Public Works Commission.
Please find below the upcoming County projects in your area:
405 (Motor Paving)
405 Resurfacing Projects:
- Highland Road from Boyden Road to Olde Eight
- Shade Road from Cleveland-Massillon Road to Bath Road
- Ira Road from Glengary Road to the Cuyahoga Falls corporate line
405 resurfacing is also known as Motor Paving. The contractor uses a stationary plant on-site to prepare the asphalt mixture, places it on the roadway, and compacts the mixture with a roller. 422 is then placed on top of the 405.
405 is less expensive than hot mix asphalt and is used in conjunction with 422 when the roadway crown or edges need to be re-established. A further advantage is that 405 is more flexible than hot mix asphalt and can resist small movements in the road base that would crack hot mix asphalt.
Perrin Asphalt is the contractor for the 405 program. The contract includes Summit County Engineer’s office, Bath Township, Coventry Township, Springfield Township, and the city of Norton. The total contract award is $1,792,003.25.
422 (Chip Seal)
422 Resurfacing Projects:
- Wright Road from Jacoby Road to Collier Road
- Cottage Grove Road from the Green corporate line to Killian Road
- Brandywine Road from Boston Heights corporate line to Highland Road
422 resurfacing is also known as a chip seal.
The contractor places an asphalt emulsion on the roadway, spreads gravel on top of the emulsion, compacts the stone into the emulsion with a roller, and then sweeps the excess gravel from the road the same day. Sweeps are repeated about a week later to ensure loose gravel is completely removed from the roadway.
422 is less expensive than hot mix asphalt, seals existing cracks, and prevents water from causing cracks and potholes in the pavement, and increases tire traction.
C & C Contractors was the low bidder on the 422 program. The contract includes the Summit County Engineer’s office, Copley Township, Coventry Township, Springfield Township, New Franklin, and the Village of Peninsula and the Village Boston Heights. The total contract amount is $700,320.30.
Hot Mix Asphalt Summit County Regional Resurfacing Program North
448 North Road:
- Boyden Road from Highland Road to State Route 82
448 resurfacing is also known as Hot Mix Asphalt. The asphalt is prepared in an asphalt plant, transported to the site in heated trucks, placed on the roadway in the desired thickness, and then compacted with a roller. 448 is the most durable (and most expensive) asphalt pavement and resists rutting and can handle heavier traffic loads more than 405 and 422 resurfacing. It is used in locations that have heavy traffic and a high percentage of truck traffic.
Ronyak Paving, Inc. is the contractor for this year’s 448 contract in the northern half of Summit County. This contract includes the Summit County Engineer’s Office and Bath, Sagamore Hills, and Twinsburg Townships and the Village of Richfield. The total for the program is $1,040,168.15.
Hot Mix Asphalt Summit County Regional Resurfacing Program South
448 South Roads:
- Ridgewood Road from Corporate Parkway to approximately fifty feet east of Park Hill
- Sanitarium Road from Canton Road to Portage Line Road
- Spot paving on Arlington Road and Killian Road
Perrin Asphalt is the contractor for this year’s 448 contract in the southern half of Summit County. This contract includes not only the Summit County Engineer’s Office, but also Copley and Coventry Townships and the city of Fairlawn, for a total amount of $972,160.70.
Asphalt Rejuvenating – Summit County Regional Program
- Black Road from State Route 303 to Boston Mills Road
- Yellow Creek Road from Cleveland-Massillon Road to 600 feet west of Yellow Creek Lane
- Revere Road from the city of Fairlawn corporate line to 800 feet south of Yellow Creek Road
- S. Main Street from Lakota Avenue to Elora Avenue
- Albrecht Road from the city of Akron corporate line to Morningside Drive
An asphalt rejuvenating agent is applied to hot mix asphalt pavement that was placed one or two years ago. The agent restores flexibility and water resilience that the asphalt surface lost due to weathering and the passage of time. Forty-five minutes after the rejuvenating agent is applied, sand is placed over the agent to absorb excess agent and provide enhanced vehicle traction. One week later, the excess sand will be swept from the road surface.
Pavement Technology, Inc. is the contractor for this year’s Asphalt Rejuvenating This contract includes the Summit County Engineer’s Office, Bath Township, and the City of Akron.
The value of this year’s contract is $174,282.57.
Concrete Pavement Road Repair – Summit County Regional Program
- Springside Drive
This project provides for the repair or replacement of defective concrete pavement slabs. Additionally, miscellaneous concrete repairs address deficient curb and gutter, sidewalk, catch basin and curb ramp repairs.
Liberta Construction is the contractor for this year’s Concrete Pavement Repair program. This contract includes the Summit County Engineer’s Office, Copley, and Bath Townships.
The value of this year’s contract is $466,241.00
2014 Summit County Regional Asphalt Crack Sealing Program
County roads to be crack sealed:
- Arlington Road from 800 feet south of Krumroy Road to Bruce Road
- South Main Street from the city of Green corporate line to Swartz Road
- Jacoby Road from Summit Road to State Route 162
- Pickle Road from the city of Green corporate line to Killian Road
- Portage Lakes Drive from South Turkeyfoot Road to Hametown Road
- Wheatley Road from the I-77 ramp to Revere Road
Crack Sealing is used to close small cracks in hot mix asphalt roads. This prevents water from entering the pavement and causing potholes or damaging the road base.
The award for this year’s contract went to Aero-Mark, Inc. This project involves the County Engineer, City of Akron, Bath Township, and Twinsburg Township.
The value of this year’s contract is $174,080.10.
2014 Summit County Regional Pavement Marking Program
County Roads – Approximately two-thirds of County roads will have new pavement markings applied.
The Pavement Marking Program involves applying new centerline, edge lines, and special markings to roads as required.
J.D. Striping is the contractor for this year’s Pavement Marking Program. This contract includes the Summit County Engineer’s Office, New Franklin, Copley Township, Sagemore Hills Township, Twinsburg Township, and the Summit Metro Parks.
The value of this year’s contract is $142,958.05.
Riverview Road Resurfacing, Phases 2 and 3
This project improves two portions of Riverview Road, from the Village of Peninsula to the Cuyahoga County line. Improvements will include base repairs, resurfacing, and widening the shoulders. Riverview Road Phase 1 was completed in 2013.
Shelly Company was the low bidder on both Riverview projects. Phase 2 is $618,694.30 and Phase 3 amounts to $693,349.73. Both projects are 80% funded through federal Surface Transportation Program funds passed through the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS).
Quick Road Resurfacing
This project improves Quick Road from Akron-Peninsula Road to Cuyahoga Falls Corp. Line. The project includes milling, base repairs as needed, a leveling course, a surface course, shoulder treatment, and striping.
The project is being designed and bids will be opened in July.
The estimated construction cost is $1,475,742.50 and is scheduled to be built in September and October.
Ravenna Road Bridge over Tinker’s Creek (Twinsburg Township)
This project removes and replaces the Ravenna Road Bridge over Tinker’s Creek in Twinsburg Township. The existing bridge is at the end of its useful life and is classified as structurally deficient. There will be a 120-day closure starting June 5, 2014.
Guinto Schirack is the contractor.
The value of this contract is $1,843,241.90 and the work will be performed in June, July, and August. The construction costs are 80% funded with federal money from the Federal Highway Administration passed through the Ohio Department of Transportation.
East North Street Bridge over the Little Cuyahoga River
This project removes and replaces the East North Street Bridge over the Little Cuyahoga located in the city of Akron. The existing bridge is 60 years old and is classified as structurally deficient.
Kenmore Construction was awarded the contract for this bridge replacement project. Total costs will be 2,116,059.60, with 80% of the funds coming from the Federal Highway Administration passed through the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Summit County Engineer’s Office
Contact: Heidi Swindell
Phone: 330 643-8170