While it took every bit of the three weeks projected for its completion, the Old Farmers Road milling and repaving project was complete as of Monday afternoon.
A striping contractor was painting white lines for the shoulder Monday morning and a double-yellow line down the center of the street in the afternoon. Thanks to no more than a quick summer shower, the work was able to finish on Aug. 26.
The project spans more than 3,300 feet between Parker and East Valley Brook Roads, and used a state grant in the amount of $180,000 to complete.
The work began on Tuesday, Aug. 6, and some summer rainouts stalled the process along the way. The work was part of $475,000 in road improvement projects approved by the township committee in 2013.
Another one of those projects was a small portion of roadwork being completed on East Springtown Road. That project began late last week and continues this week. The paving is being done by the township’s Department of Public Works.
The road is closed between Rock Road and Camp Washington Road, but township amenities including the Washington Township Library and Rock Spring Park are still open.
Earlier this year the township committee took the next step in approving $280,000 for oil and chip improvement projects on roadways throughout the municipality over the next three years. The committee estimated a mile-stretch of roadway could be fixed with an oil and chip program for approximately $19,000. The $280,000 would help spread the work to as much of the town’s roads as possible without using the expenditure needed for a full paving project.
Now that 2013’s road projects are nearly complete, which roads would you like to see paved or fixed in 2014?