Fairplain Township roads to see improvements

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 11:34 am on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Fairplain Township Road projects at a glance

• Kroman Road
Machine wedge and seal
County Farm to Derby Road
(1.25 miles long and 21-feet wide)

• Nevins Road
Machine wedge and seal
M-57 to Boyer Road
(0.05 miles long and 21-feet wide)

• Derby Road
Machine wedge and seal
M-57 to about Barns Road
(0.06 miles long and 21-feet wide)


FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP — Three main roads in Fairplain Township will get facelifts in the coming months.

During Monday night’s regular monthly meeting, the Fairplain Township Board approved $71,072 worth of repairs to Derby, Nevins and Kroman roads, including three applications of chloride on local roads in the township.

“It’s tough,” Fairplain Township Supervisor Tom Sova said. “My thought was to let (the roads) go and just repave them, but because of our budget we can’t do that.”

For all three roads plus the three applications of chloride, the total project came to $72,722, however the township decided not to include the pavement markings for the centerline and edge lines, saving the township $1,650.

The Derby Road project will include machine wedge and sealing from M-57 to south around the curve, which ends around Barns Road.

Machine wedge and seal will take place on Nevins Road from M-57 to Boyer Road, which is about a half-mile long and 21-feet wide.

Kroman Road will also receive machine wedge and seal from County Farm Road to Derby Road.

The chloride applications will cover 36.29 miles throughout the township on three different occasions.
Sova presented many options to vote on regarding what road projects the township wanted to work on first.
He said he rode around with the road commission to look at the roads and highlight which ones needed work.
Some of the projects included dirt roads and salt stabilizations.

Trustee Bill Lutherloh throughout some ideas regarding which projects to move forward with and which ones to wait on.

“It’s a lot of money,” Lutherloh said of the different projects. “We can consider others at a later time.”

The board agreed and decided to move forward with the paved roads first. Dirty roads and salt stabilizations will be looked at in the future.

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