The Shelly Company, of Maumee, was expected to begin reconstruction and repaving of Otter Creek Road last week.
The project calls for the reconstruction of a 3.68 mile stretch of Otter Creek Road, which serves the city’s industrial area.
The project includes new underdrains, berm, storm culverts, site grading, and right-of-way restoration on Otter Creek road.
At a pre-construction meeting, the contractor was told to ensure minimal inconvenience and adverse construction conditions during the project, according to Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman. The roadway work should be completed within approximately 180 days. The completion date is expected to be Sept. 28.
The city was awarded $3 million in federal transportation stimulus funds as a priority transportation project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for reconstructing and repaving Otter Creek Road and Bay Shore Road between Corduroy and Wynn roads. The road is two lanes with turn lanes at major intersections. The project will not increase the number of lanes, but will provide two to four feet of paved berms in various locations, according to Roman.
The construction inspection contract was awarded to Mannik & Smith for $110,000. The only city cost for the project was $66,566 for design services from Dansard Gronke Long to assist the city engineering department, said Roman.
Some road closures may be necessary, and notices will be sent out two weeks in advance. The city will contact those affected. Roman said motorists should avoid driving through the construction area as much as possible to avoid delays.
There will be access to driveways at all times except while the construction operation is in front of the drive. Emergency access to drives will be available at all times. A project representative will contact the property owner directly if access to a drive will be restricted.
The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc., will provide a full-time project representative/inspector on the job. The project representative will be available on site to address any concerns the public may have during construction.
If the public encounters problems, the following are project construction contact numbers:
• The Shelly Company, Kirk Bostleman, project manager – 419-893-8731;
• The Mannik & Smith Group, Tucker Frederickson, project representative - 419-279-0263;
• Oregon Department of Public Service – 419-698-7047.
• Oregon police dispatch (after hours non-emergency matters) – 419-698-7064.