2008-05-21 / News

Village Construction Projects Updated

Workers are busy installing underground utilities on the three capital projects underway in the village.

Bob Seaman, Archbold village engineer, said on the Union Street project, workers for Lingvai Excavating have installed all the new waterlines they can; they are waiting for Toledo Edison to move several utility poles.

Lingvai is working on storm sewers in an area unaffected by the utility pole issues.

He estimated it will be another month before underground work in the area is completed. Then road building can begin.

The contractor, a Bryanbased firm, pledged to do the Union Street for about $918,000. Completion date is Oct. 15.

Lafayette Street

Most of the waterlines have been installed, and within the next few days, workers from Heer Excavating, rural Archbold, should finish storm sewers for the extension of Lafayette Street west, plus another unnamed street to the south near the new Archbold Evangelical Church property.

There is a small amount of sanitary sewer pipeline to install, he said.

With favorable weather, the underground portion of the Lafayette Street extension should be completed soon, Seaman said.

Heer Excavating is doing the work for about $418,000. The company has until Oct. 15 to finish the job.

Lafayette Storm Sewer

Short-Buehrer Road, also known as Co. Rd. B-C, is closed this week while workers from Anderzack Pitzen, Metamora, install the 78-inch (six feet, five inches) diameter storm sewer pipeline under the roadway.

Given good weather, Short- Buehrer Road may be open as early as Friday, Seaman said.

All 78-inch storm sewer pipelines have been installed, he said.

The approximately $902,000 contract for the storm sewer, extending from the west end of the extended Lafayette Street to a creek near the wastewater treatment plant, has a Sept. 1 completion date.

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