“Road Closed” signs on South Street came down Friday, Oct. 29, signaling that, essentially, all work on the project is complete, said Bob Seaman, Archbold village administrator.
The final walk-through has not been done. During the walk-through, representatives of the contractor and the village will walk through the project, looking for items that need completed or repaired.
Crews were still at work Monday installing “monuments,” or markers in the street, for future surveys. The work did not require the street be closed.
The contractor on the project, Heer Excavating, rural Archbold, finished the job about a month ahead of schedule, which was Wednesday, Nov. 24– the day before Thanksgiving.
Seaman said Heer Excavating enjoyed favorable weather during the construction season, with few rain delays.
“There were no glaring issues with the project,” Seaman said.
Heer Excavating was the low bidder on the South Street project, at $928,939.75.
For that money, South Street was reconstructed from South Defiance Street on the west to Lincoln Street on the east.
In addition, one block each of Brussel, West and Middle streets south of South Street were rebuilt.
Seaman said it’s not yet known if the project was on, over, or under budget.
Engineers from the engineering department are making their final calculations now.
Resurfacing in the North Pointe Subdivision is completed, Seaman said.
Repair of concrete streets in the village continues. Seaman said crews are working on the concrete portion of West Street this week, and will probably be there for two weeks. Concrete patches must cure for seven days before vehicles can drive over them.
Advertising starts today, Wednesday, Nov. 3, for the extension of Lafayette Street from its current west end near the Archbold Evangelical Church to Co. Rd. 24.–David Pugh