Bob Seaman, Archbold village engineer, said Monday the $1 million North Buehrer Street-Schlatter Street- Burke Street project is essentially completed.
There are a few details to finish, such as adjusting manholes and catch basins. A final inspection has not been held.
Seaman said the job is finished ahead of the Oct. 15 completion date called for in the contract.
While final material quantities have not been calculated, Seaman said he believes the job will be within its budget.
“We’re not aware of anything glaring that would put us over budget,” he said.
There were no major problems with the construction project. Seaman said there were a few areas where the soil under the roadbed was soft. Those areas had to be dug out and filled with stone.
“Nothing we had not anticipated,” he said.
“There were no surprises.”
E.R. Zeiler Excavating, Inc., Temperance, Mich., was the low bidder on the project at $1,002,375.
The project featured the reconstruction of North Buehrer Street from West Lugbill Road to Burke Street.
Schlatter Street was rebuilt from Lindau Street to South Defiance Street.
Burke Street was rebuilt from North Buehrer Street to South Defiance Street.
As part of the project, new sanitary sewer lines were installed. The new lines replaced troublesome old sanitary sewer lines.
Motorists on the north side have been inconvenienced lately as construction workers from Gerken Paving, Napoleon, have resurfaced St. Rt. 2 from the North Defi- ance Street-Lutz Road intersection north to beyond the St. Rt. 2-St. Rt. 66-Co. Rd. E intersection.
On Tuesday morning, flagmen were controlling traffic in the area.
The work is part of a $3.6 million Ohio Department of Transportation contract, which included resurfacing Stryker Street from downtown Archbold to the Williams County line.
Because the streets also are part of state highways, it is an ODOT project.
ODOT anticipates the work will be completed by November, weather permitting.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.– Henry Ford
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.– Eleanor Roosevelt