MOUNT VERNON — One project is nearly finished, two are ready to begin and two more are being considered for the future by Mount Vernon city officials.
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis said the Kokosing and Center Run interceptor lining project is nearly complete. The Center Run portion of the project is complete, other than clean-up, and now work begins on the Kokosing River portion. Mavis said the project has taken a bit longer than expecyed because of weather issues that have arisen this spring.
Mavis said the engineers have reviewed the bids for the crossover road and the paving projects, and Small’s Sand & Gravel was awarded both projects. The bid for the crossover road from Coshocton Avenue to Yauger Road came in at $991,951.43, while the paving will cost the city $441,738.41. As soon as the contracts are signed, work can begin on both projects.
Now that those projects are going, Mavis is turning his attention to a safety project near Memorial Park. The city has solicited engineers for the design work on the project, which will include sidewalks and a new traffic signal. The sidewalk will go on Gambier Street from Quarry Street to Edgewood Boulevard. It will then head south on Edgewood, go around the curve onto Mount Vernon Avenue, go past Memorial Park, then cross over the road at South Division Street and head south on South Division Street to Yellow Jacket Drive.