County Road 1 paving project winding up

Published 10:39 am Thursday, May 8, 2014

CHESAPEAKE — Crews spent Wednesday striping a section of the newly paved County Road 1 that runs through the Village of Chesapeake.

The $2.1 million road project started in November when paving began on County Road 4. After a break for winter, the work started up again about three weeks ago on County Road 1 going through both Chesapeake and the Village of South Point.

“We are thrilled,” Chesapeake Mayor Dick Gilpin said. “Anytime we can benefit our village without it costing us, we are thrilled. And we thank the commission and the county engineer for their efforts in doing this.”

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Funding for the project came through the Federal Highway Administration, the Transportation Improvement District and the county’s portion of the Motor Vehicle Gas Tax.

“This makes South Point an even better place to live, when our roads are nice,” South Point council member Mary Cogan said. “It keeps our cars in better condition. It is a win-win. We appreciate the county taking care of us.”

Shelly Company of Thornville is handling the paving and Griffin Pavement Striping of Columbus is doing the striping.

Also in Chesapeake work continues on the tieback on Rockwood Avenue to repair a hillside slip that has plagued the village for at least two years. That work is under the direction of the Ohio Department of Transportation.

“They have the steel in the wall and the matting for the enforced concrete,” Gilpin said.

The project is expected to be completed by mid June.