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Resurfacing bids to be opened Monday

More than 24,000 tons of hot mix asphalt will hit Harrison County pavement for the first round of resurfacing projects for 2018. The plan calls for 22 different projects, rolled into three bid packages, which will kick off the start of road-construction season in the county.
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners approved sending out bids for the work at its last meeting in April. Each package is separated by commissioners’ districts.
Bids are being accepted now and will be opened at the next commissioners’ meeting, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Government Center in south Corydon.
In District 1, which covers Jackson and Spencer townships, the following work is going to bid:
St. John’s Church Road from Whiskey Road to the Floyd County line.
Utz Road, from Whiskey Road to the end of the road.
Indian Bluff Road, from Whiskey Run Road to the end of the road.
Gun Club Road, from S.R. 64 to the Floyd County line.
Farmers Lane, from Whiskey Run Road to West Bradford Road.
Bradford Road, from Farmers Lane to East Bradford Road.
Nadorf Road, from Walk Drive to the Floyd County line.
Angel Run Road, from S.R. 64 to Old Lanesville Road.
Charlie Crawford, the commissioner for that area, said he was OK with the work but wanted a couple of sharp corners on Farmers Lane widened when the road is resurfaced.
In District 2, which consists of Franklin, Harrison and Webster townships, the work will consist of:
Hess Jawtak Road, from St. Peter’s Church Road to St. John’s Church Road.
Gleitz Blank Road, from Springway Drive to Hess Jawtak Road.
Springway Drive, from Gleitz Blank Road to the end of the road.
Harrison County Engineer Kevin Russel told District 2 Commissioner Kenny Saulman that it was likely best to address these roads now and spend more time on some bigger projects for later in 2018.
‘These are the same roads, Kenny, but we switched up the order we want to bid them,’ Russel said.
The county also is looking to resurface sections of Corydon-Ramsey, Tee and Big Indian roads potentially this year.
‘We still want to bid those later, but we feel like we can get these ready quicker,’ Russel said. ‘So, we felt we should bid these first.’
For Boone, Heth, Posey, Taylor and Washington townships, which is District 3, seven road-resurfacing projects are scheduled, with some extra work to be done on some of the roads. The work will include:
Seven Springs Road, from Elizabeth-New Middletown Road to Basswood Drive.
Morgan’s Lane, from S.R. 11 to Doolittle Hill Road.
Posey Drive, from Sandy Branch Road to Binley Ferry Road.
Deatrick’s Road, from S.R. 11 to Depauw Church Road.
Doolittle Hill Road, from Lotticks Corner Road to S.R. 111.
McPhillips Road, from Elizabeth-New Middletown Road to Lotticks Corner Road.
Tobacco Landing Road, from S.R. 11 to Sycamore Lane.
Russel told Jim Klinstiver, the District 3 commissioner, that some roads were hit extremely hard during the winter due to multiple freezing and thawing events. Some roads are scheduled to receive extra depth during resurfacing to address the issue.
Russel said the extra steps should help the roads hold up going forward.