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Paving projects on tap

Completion date set for midsummer

Two areas in the county are targeted for resurfacing projects this spring

This week starts the resurfacing of State Route 243 starting at the Coal Grove exit of U.S. 52 to Corbin Creek. Shelly Company of Thornhill is the contractor of the $1.5 million project that is slated to be finished by midsummer, according to Kathleen Fuller, Ohio Department of Transportation District 9, public information officer.

On May 23 nine miles of State Route 650 will be paved by Allard Excavation of South Webster. The project will cost $1.37 million.

Traffic in both projects will be down to one lane.

Also later this month slide repairs are scheduled to go out to bid on State Route 217 between State Route 378 and State Route 775 to take 90 days and west of State Route 775 to take 60 days.

Bids will also be taken in early June for a slide repair on State Route 243, a project that will last for 120 days half-mile south of Jackson County line.

There will be a culvert replacement where bids just came in on Sugar Creek and Elkins Creek roads. That project will take 90 days.