By Melanie Yingst
July 18, 2014
TROY — On Thursday, members of the streets and sidewalks committee recommended to move forward with two Ohio Department of Transportation projects for the city of Troy. Both projects will be on Monday’s council agenda.
The first project requested by ODOT is to perform maintenance work on the State Route 41 bridge over I-75 in 2019 at no cost to the city of Troy. It will include new expansion joints, backwalls, sealing concrete surfaces and a concrete deck replacement. This project is expected to be completed in 2019 and will be done at no cost to the city of Troy.
The second project requested by ODOT is to perform resurfacing work in 2015 on portion of State Route 55 from Franklin Street to Staunton Road including the Public Square and a section of State Route 41 from the Public Square to Cherry Street. The city of Troy is to provide 20 percent of the cost, which has been estimated at $75,563.28.
According to committee notes, in September 2011, city council approved R-45-2011 consenting to ODOT resurfacing projects in Troy during 2014. The work has been delayed into 2015. According to the committee reports, ODOT has now provided new consent legislation for the projects, which would be bid yet this year for work to be done early in 2015. The ODOT legislation would also rescind the prior legislation due to additional areas being added to the areas to be resurfaced.
The current ODOT estimate for the project is $377,816.40, with Troy’s 20 percent share of $75,563.28. According to committee notes, the original bid for the work in 2011 was in the amount of $78,300 for the same project.
As is standard with ODOT, emergency legislation has been requested. ODOT also requests return of the preliminary legislation by Aug. 1. It is anticipated that the final legislation for this work will be requested by ODOT prior to year end.