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June 23, 2013

Caution: Road work ahead

Road work, construction projects abound for city, county, region



Howard County Highway Superintendent Ted Cain paved the last bit of unpaved public road in Howard County over a decade ago, and ever since, he’s been working on rotation, making sure every road in the county gets repaved once every nine years. In between, applications of chip seal ensure the roads stay in good shape.

This year, the county will spend about $1.2 million on repaving, contracting with E&B Paving, Anderson, for the actual repaving work, and using in-house labor to haul the asphalt. Cain said the county expects to spend close to $1 million on repaving, and between $150,000 and $200,000 on chip seal work.

The county typically gets the repaving out of the way before the chip seal starts, so Cain released his paving list this week, with the chip seal list coming later this summer.

The county also plans to bid out a contract this summer to replace the bridge which carries County Road 200 East over the Kokomo Creek, at a cost yet to be determined, Cain said.

Next year, the county will start work on two major road widening projects near the Touby Pike interchange on the new U.S. 31 bypass, with both Morgan Street and Touby Pike slated for additional lanes.

In all, the county is expected to pave about 25 miles of roadway this summer and to chip seal another 25 to 30 miles.

Howard County asphalt paving for 2013

Numbered roads listed are County Roads, unless otherwise indicated:

• 500 South: 1250 East to 1330 East

• 200 North: 1250 East to 1350 East

• Carter Street: Payton Street to Hammer Street

• 800 East: 200 North to 300 North

• 900 East: 100 North to 200 North

• 400 North: 500 East to 600 East

• Nancy Drive: All

• 400 East: Ind. 22 to 100 South

• Cassville Road: 550 North to 600 North

• Ida Drive: All

• 300 East: Ind. 26 to 500 South

• 400 East: Ind. 26 to 500 South

• Great Pumpkin Lane: Pumpkin Leaf Drive to Pumpkin Vine Drive

• 350 West: North Parkway to Mayfield Drive

• 600 West: 300 North to 400 North

• 450 North: 300 West to 400 West

• Four Mile Hill Drive: Spring Mill Road to West End

• 400 West: Ind. 26 to 500 South

• 520 West: 80 South to 100 South

• 100 South: 500 West to 520 West

• 00 North/South: Green Acres Drive to 900 West

• 900 West: 00 North/South to Ind. 22

• 300 North: 750 West to 800 West

• 300 North: 600 West to 650 West

• Green Acres Drive: Simmons Court to Lakeview Court

• 1180 West: 100 South to 200 South

• 1280 West: 250 South to the county line

• 150 South: 680 West to 750 West

• 775 West: Ind. 26 to Pauley Lane

• 650 West: Ind. 26 to 500 South

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