County approves tender for series of road projects, including some in Amherstburg

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Tenders for a series of road projects have been approved by Essex County council.

Director of transportation services/county engineer Tom Bateman confirmed that county council approved a $2.2 million tender – plus HST – from Coco Paving for six road projects. Two of the projects are in Amherstburg with one being County Road 8 between Howard Ave. and the Canard River with the other being County Road 18 between Concession 6 South and County Road 5 (Meloche Road).

The exact nature of the project is a cold in-place recycling with expanded asphalt mix.

Other projects around the county covered by this tender include one on County Road 23, another on County Road 27 and two on County Road 46.

County Road 8 is one of the county road projects that had funds granted early by Essex County council.

County Road 8 is one of the county road projects that had funds granted early by Essex County council.

Bateman said he was not yet sure about start dates for the projects, but he believed it most likely will be in mid-May.  The projects will be done in a pair of phases, Bateman added.

“These roads after being recycled will be paved with new asphalt so there is a step two to the work that follows the recycling,” Bateman told the River Town Times last Thursday. “County Road 18 will receive paved shoulders during the second phase of work.”

The project is strictly the pavement recycling at this point with asphalt overlay to follow, Bateman also pointed out.

Bateman pointed out in his report to county council that the tender results “are aligned with the engineer’s estimate.” The original estimate for the projects were $2.5 million.

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