BATAVIA, OH (Nov. 28, 2022) — Clermont County Engineer
Jeremy Evans reported to the Board of County Commissioners today that his office resurfaced and repaired a record 44.5 miles of roads in 2022.
A commitment of $4 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds by Commissioners earlier this year contributed toward the record. Vehicle license fees and Ohio gas taxes also helped pay for the $8.2 million overall cost. An additional 11.2 miles of township/municipal roads and 1.3 miles of Water Resource Department projects also were resurfaced and repaired.
Some of the longest stretches included 4.4 miles on Marathon-Edenton Road, from State Route 131 to State Route 133, and 4 miles on Round Bottom Road, from the Hamilton County line to US 50.
The Engineer’s Office must pave 30 miles per year to reach a 12-year paving cycle.
The work comes at a time when asphalt pricing continues to climb.