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County projects ranked for funding request

Published 10:31am Monday, October 22, 2012

County road resurfacing projects were ranked as the No. 1 project the county would like to see funded.

That selection was made by the Lawrence County Public Works Committee at its recent meeting .

The committee ranked four projects for consideration by the Ohio Regional Development Commission for money. The top 10 projects in the region ranked by that commission will receive the funding.

The other three were county-township road resurfacing, Coal Grove water system improvements and the Farmview-Indian Village sewage plant.

The county roads selected for resurfacing are County Roads 144, 120, 44S and 53.

“All those roads have asphalt that has exceeded their useful life,” County Engineer Doug Cade said.

The roads in the county-township project are County Road 7E, Windsor Township Road 82, Upper Township Road 1185, Rome Township Road 1384 and 1385, Lawrence Township Road 147, Fayette Township Road 1339 and 1026, Elizabeth Township Road 179, Decatur Township Road 166, Perry Township Road 111 and Aid Township Road 196.

The projects were chosen from the following criteria: the number of people benefiting, the traffic volume and the safety factor, the engineer said.

The committee is comprised of Cade, Les Boggs, commission president, Terry Porter, president of the township trustees association, South Point Mayor Ron West and Ironton Mayor Rich Blankenship.

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