30 miles of county roads to be resurfaced in 2016

BATAVIA, Ohio (Feb. 26, 2016) – The Clermont County Engineer’s Office will resurface approximately 30 miles of road in 2016.2016 county road resurfacing map

Eight roads are included in this, and they are grouped into three projects:

— Taylor Pike (State Route 133 south to State Route 133 north)
— Lakin-Chapel Road (Swings Corner Road to State Route 133)
— Elklick Road (State Route 222 to dead end)
o Approximately 10 miles at a cost of $1 million

— Old State Route 32 (Village of Batavia to Clermont County line)
o Approximately 8 miles at a cost of $2 million

— Branch Hill Loveland Road (Branch Hill Guinea Pike to City of Loveland)
— Clermontville Laurel Road (Spruce Hill Lane to State Route 232)
— Bethel New Richmond Road (Village of New Richmond to State Route 222)
— Frank Willis Memorial Road (US 52 to Franklin Laurel Road)
o Approximately 12 miles at a cost of $1.5 million

The first project will start in early summer and the next two projects will start in the fall. All are expected to be completed this year, said Deputy Engineer Doug Royer. Each road is looked at individually and repairs may include multiple steps such as reconstruction of areas that have failed over the years, sealing major cracks, milling the top layer of asphalt, sealing the entire road width to stop future cracking and other repair methods.  These repairs are done prior to placing the final surface of asphalt.

The Engineer’s Office maintains approximately 400 miles of road in Clermont County. The Engineer’s staff inspect all roads during the year, and determine paving priorities based on volume of traffic, age and condition of the asphalt and future improvements on the road that may damage a new asphalt surface such as waterline replacements or developments, Royer said. Funds for repaving come from gas taxes, driver license fees, and grants.