Nine city streets targeted in $245,000 resurfacing project

Friday, June 20, 2014



East side, west side, all around the town, portions of nine Greencastle streets are ticketed for resurfacing work this summer in a nearly quarter-million-dollar project.

Some of the planned repaving is expected to cure major potholes that have proliferated in several locations, especially along Indianapolis Road in the eastbound lane in front of Super Wash and the westbound side in front of the Old National Bank branch, as well as along Round Barn Road south of Soapy Joe's and on Shadowlawn Avenue between Arlington Street and Dogwood Lane.

The pavement in front of Super Wash on Indianapolis Road, west of Fifth Street in Greencastle, has forced eastbound drivers to use the center lane in recent months to avoid a bumpy ride. It is scheduled to be repaved in the latest round of resurfacing work within the city

Drivers who frequent those routes have become well accustomed to avoiding the burgeoning craters that have developed along those streets by dodging into the middle of the pavement.

The 2014 resurfacing project, awarded this week by the Greencastle Board of Public Works and Safety, will be undertaken by Grady Brothers Inc., Indianapolis.

Grady Brothers submitted the lowest of four resurfacing bids at $245,032, just below the $246,199 figure offered by Wabash Valley Asphalt, Terre Haute.

Also bidding on the annual repaving work were Rieth-Riley Construction, Indianapolis, $285,100, and Dave O'Mara Contractors Inc., $294,376.

This year's resurfacing project bid outcome proved to be a reverse of last year's Greencastle effort which was awarded to Wabash Valley at a price just a shade lower than Grady Brothers.

The 2014 projects set for resurfacing, and divided among the city's four wards, are:

-- North Arlington Street, from Franklin Street to Hillcrest Drive.

-- South Jackson Street from south of Seminary Street to Washington Street.

-- Indianapolis Road, the westbound lane only in front of Old National Bank and the eastbound lane only from just west of the Super Wash car wash to the easternmost driveway west of Sky Nails.

-- North Indiana Street, from Jacob Street to Shadowlawn Avenue.

-- Shadowlawn Avenue, from Arlington Street to Dogwood Lane.

-- Deer Field Drive, from Judson Drive to Fawnview Lane.

-- Maple Street, from north of Ohio Street to Bloomington Street.

-- 10th Street, from Veterans Memorial Highway to Indianapolis Road.

-- Round Barn Road, or 10th Street, from Indianapolis Road north to the northernmost Putnam Plaza access drive at Soapy Joe's car wash.

The Board of Works also issued a notice of award and notice to proceed to Grady Brothers.

Mayor Sue Murray was asked about the Indianapolis firm's background.

"I know they have done the work on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," she offered.

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  • South Street is horrible, it needs to be totally resurfaced the whole stretch

    -- Posted by Falcon9 on Mon, Jun 23, 2014, at 5:07 AM
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