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Use Grant Money For Road Repairs

Archbold Village Council approved seeking bids for road repairs in the village, which will be partially paid for with grant money.

Plans call for repairs of the roadway, curbs, and catch basins on East Lugbill Road, Myers Road, and West Barre Road.

A new rubberized railroad crossing will also be installed on the Norfolk Southern Spur that crosses West Barre Road.

The estimated cost of the project is $415,000, but Dennis Howell, village administrator, told council the project is in line for up to $200,000 through a state of Ohio 629 grant.

The grant program provides money for road improvements if they would benefit a business or industry.

Howell said Sauder Wood- working runs so many shuttle trucks along the roads that the company would benefit from the repair.

The grant is actually for a percentage of the total project cost, so if the village spends less than $415,000, the grant would be proportionately less.

Any resurfacing that would be done to the roads would be “micro-surfacing” as opposed to a full-depth resurfacing project, where several inches of the road surface is ground away, and new pavement laid.

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