WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Aug. 2019 — A grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) will help fund a project to resurface a 3.2-mile portion of County Road 149 (Elyria Road) between Blachleyville and S. Columbus Roads. Wayne County Engineer Scott Miller said that a start date will be determined soon.
In July 2019, it was announced that Wayne County was awarded the OPWC grant for 20 percent of the cost of the project in addition to a 12-year, zero percent interest loan according to Kristi Burkholder of the Wayne County Commissioners office. Miller applied for the funding through a long-standing state program that supports local government infrastructure projects that are awarded by a multi-county objective scoring process.
Kokosing Construction Company, Inc., a family-owned construction company based in Westerville, Ohio, submitted the lowest and best bid to complete the project by October 11, 2019, at a cost not to exceed $793,158.20. According to Ryan Marthey of the Wayne County Engineer’s Office, Elyria Road will remain open during the construction phase and traffic will be controlled by flaggers.
By Dan Starcher, public communications specialist for the Wayne County government.