Archbold, OH

South Street Reconstruction On Time, Budget

Bob Seaman, village engineer, said the South Street reconstruction is on time, and on budget.

Crews are working on installing new waterlines; when completed, they will begin storm sewer work, including new lines and catch basins.

The waterline is not failing, so they are only being replaced where necessary.

Sanitary sewers are located in the alleys. There are a few spots that need repair, but Seaman said the repairs are not in the current project.

Toledo Edison has finished installing new utility poles and has relocated the lines to new poles.

However, other utilities, such as telephone and cable television, must move their wires to the new poles before the old ones can be removed.

Currently, the South Street area is closed to through traffic, although homeowners in the neighborhood have vehicle access to their properties.

Heer Excavating, rural Archbold, is the contractor. The firm will complete the project by Nov. 24 at a cost of $928,352.

South Street will be rebuilt from South Defiance Street to Lincoln Street. One block of each street to the south– Brussel, West and Middle streets– are being rebuilt as part of the project.

Seaman said so far, the project has not run into serious problems.

“It’s very similar to the Union Street project two years ago,” he said.

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