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Road, bridge plans unveiled

By DENISE GRANT
STAFF WRITER

Hancock County will spend $1.2 million to resurface county roads this year. More than $1 million will be used to replace six bridges, while nearly $100,000 will be spent on asphalt patching of roads.

According to the Hancock County Engineer’s Office, a total of 15.16 miles of Hancock County roads will be resurfaced with asphalt this year. The state will pay $180,000 of the $1.2 million cost.

The roads include:

• Hancock County 17, between Delaware Township 150 and Hancock County 153, 1 mile.
• Hancock County 24, between Hancock County 8 and Ohio 37, 1.87 miles.
• Hancock County 26, between Hancock County 16 and Ohio 235, 2.72 miles.
• Hancock County 29, between Orange Township 51 and Ohio 235, 2 miles.
• Hancock County 54, between Hancock County 12 and Union Township 79, 1.57 miles.
• Hancock County 183, between Delaware Township 150 and Ohio 103, 2 miles.
• Hancock County 109, between Cass Township 238 and Washington Township 256.

Six bridges will be replaced at a cost of about $1.3 million.

The bridges are on Hancock County 59 in Eagle/Union townships; Hancock County 98 in Portage Township; Hancock County 177 in Madison Township; Hancock County 698 in Van Buren Township; Hancock County 112 in Portage Township; and on East Main Cross Street in Findlay.

Money from Ohio Public Works funds will cover $160,000 of a $200,000 bill to replace the bridge on Hancock County 112.

Federal funds totaling $760,000 will be used to replace the bridge on East Main Cross Street over Lye Creek. The county’s share of the expense will be $40,000.

The county will also replace two culverts along Hancock County 290 in Marion Township. The project is expected to cost about $62,000.

Asphalt patching is expected to cost about $93,750 this year. The following roads are scheduled for asphalt patching:

• Hancock County 17, between Delaware Township 150 and Hancock County 153, 0.15 mile.
• Hancock County 24, between Hancock County 8 and Ohio 37, 0.15 mile.
• Hancock County 26, between Hancock County 16 and Ohio 235, 0.25 mile.
• Hancock County 29, between Orange Township 51 and Ohio 235, 0.15 mile.
• Hancock County 54, between Hancock County 37 and Union Township 79, 0.5 mile.
• Hancock County 109, between Cass Township 238 and Washington Township 256, 0.5 mile.
• Hancock County 183, between Hancock County 304 and Ohio 103, 0.3 mile.

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