Busy construction season slated for area


Staff Report



Road crews will be busy in the area this construction season. The biggest project in Swanton will be work on Airport Highway and Main Street.

On Airport Highway, the work will consist of resurfacing pavement and replacing existing guardrails, curb ramps, pavement markings, and signage. In addition, sidewalks and a center turn lane east of Hallett Avenue are planned.

Also, existing driveway access to Airport Highway will be updated, and traffic signals at the intersections with Main Street and Hallett Avenue will be upgraded.

Main Street will be repaved from Airport Highway north through the village. Work is also planned for the Main Street bridge at Memorial Park.

The project is scheduled to begin in August and be completed in the fall. The estimated project cost is $3.2 million, with the village paying a small portion.

ODOT District 2 spokesperson Theresa Pollick said that raised pavement marker lenses will be replaced throughout Fulton County through October at a cost of $127,000.

To the east of Swanton, two projects will run from the spring into fall.

A resurfacing and bridge project is planned on Airport Highway between US 20A and Holloway Road. Through August, lane restrictions are possible.

A full closure of Airport Highway is planned when bridge work is done. Possible detours include Garden Road and US 20A. The project is scheduled to be completed in September.

Intersection upgrades are also planned on Airport Highway at Holland Sylvania Road and Reynolds Road. The project begins April 17 with lane restrictions possible between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Additional restrictions will be announced.

Completion is scheduled for December.

Fulton County Engineer Frank Onweller announced a bridge replacement on County Road E east of State Route 109, over Bad Creek. The contract awarded to R.G. Zachrich Construction, Inc. in Defiance. The cost of the project is $234,688.60.

The following roads will be asphalt resurfaced: County Road H from County Road 13 to County Road 11; County Road S from State Route 64 to County Road 6; and County Road J from State Route 64 to County Road 3.

The Lucas County Engineer’s office’s construction forecast for 2016 includes resurfacing on Archbold-Whitehouse Road and Eber Road. A culvert project is also planned on Eber Road.

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