Mill Road Bridge Replacement Grant — Darren LeBrun, PE, PS, Scioto County Engineer announces the County received a grant to replace the Mill Road truss bridge.
The one lane bridge was built in the early 1900s and is now in poor condition. It was recently posted with a significant weight load reduction. The new bridge will be two lanes and be able to carry legal loads safely.
Scioto County secured funding to cover 95 percent of replacement costs up to $1,132,818. The funds come from the Ohio Department of Transportation program that allows local governments to utilize state funds in exchange of federal funds. By using state funds, the Engineer was able to have more flexibility and get the project ready to sell within six months rather than three years.
The project will be designed/built, where a contractor/designer team will bid on a scope of work. The winning design/build team will then work together to come up with the best value project. The proposed schedule is to sell the project this fall, with construction occurring in 2018.
Mill Road, also known as Twin Oaks Road, is a cutoff road that runs from SR 522 near Wheelersburg to SR 522 toward Powellsville. The bridge being replaced is a truss bridge that is approximately 130 feet long.
The project was completed in cooperation with the Scioto County Commissioners and the Ohio Department of Transportation.