On the Corner of Liberty and Main Street

Road Renovations in the Village

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The Village of New Concord will be experiencing a street improvement project after bids are collected on Aug. 30.

The project focuses on several roads around the village that need updates such as paving or concrete.

New Concord Village Administrator, Charlotte Colley, said the project will begin after a bid is accepted by village council.

“We had initially wanted to have them out now getting this work done,” said Colley. “However, the two bids that came in were much higher than we anticipated due to some milling costs.”

The milling process includes removing parts of an already paved road before it can be renovated.

Colley said the delay and the surprise at the milling costs came from the expectation that a lot of milling wouldn’t needed to be done, but that they want to “get it done right.”

The stall has pushed some projects back to 2018.

“We had to revise our paving schedule and we are going to defer a couple to next year that isn’t as bad,” said Colley.

The projects that the village is holding off on include the east end of Maple Avenue, the south end of Lakeside Drive, and Harper Avenue.

Bids are being accepted at Village Hall (2 West Main St.) through Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m.

The bids will go to the infrastructure committee and the finance committee at the Sept. 11 Village Council meeting and Colley said they hope to “choose the best and the lowest bid.”

The total project is expected to cost $95,500.

The majority of the total cost, $83,984 is expected to be put toward working on Liberty Road from South Street to Lower Bloomfield Road.

More information on the project can be found on the village website.

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