Drivers can expect delays during River Road paving
Sunday, March 27, 2016
By JO ANN BOBBY-GILBERT
- The repaving project on River Road will get under way April 4, according to city officials, who held a preconstruction meeting Thursday.
The project is expected to be completed by May 6, Service-Safety Director Brian Allen said, adding that drivers can anticipate traffic delays as the road will likely be shut down to one lane during the work.
The first phase will entail concrete replacement, followed by milling down six inches and then repaving with six inches of new surface.
The road will be resurfaced between the railroad crossing near the Broadway Wharf and the Saint George Street.
State Line Paving of North Lima was awarded the $844,637 contract as the lowest of the four bidders.
The city secured a State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loan for the project, with payments toward the loan to be made by the non-profit group Road Improvements Drive the Economy (RIDE), composed of local companies whose truck traffic uses this and other roads in the city.