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Larry Bechtel, kneeling, and Dave Feasel take a look at Johnstown Road as they perform road assessments. The road, which gets heavy truck traffic, is approximately seven or eight miles long and is slated for emergency patching.
Larry Bechtel, kneeling, and Dave Feasel take a look at Johnstown Road as they perform road assessments. The road, which gets heavy truck traffic, is approximately seven or eight miles long and is slated for emergency patching. (Photo by Rhonda Bletner) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
April 5, 2013 9:28 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Engineer’s Office is assessing over 400 miles of county roads in order to determine what roads will be resurfaced and which roads will be repaired.

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This year the county is using the Ohio Department of Transportation road condition rating form. It generates detailed descriptions of a road’s condition that will contribute to repair scheduling.

“We’ve tried to simplify it as much as we can,” said Larry Bechtel, assistant to Jim Henry, county engineer. “Dave (Feasel) will drive and I ride and we look at the road and go down through the form and see what we think is the most important.” They also park and walk areas they feel is a growing concern.

“We did a couple of sections of Monroe Mills [Monday],” Bechtel said. “It’s four miles long so we divided it up. The first section from U.S. 36 to Harding Road was the worst section. There’s probably more traffic on it. We came up with a rating of 75 on it.”

 

 

 

 

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