21 Washington Township streets to be repaved

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – 21 Washington Township roads will be paved this year as part of the annual Street Improvement Program.

The majority of the funding comes from a renewal levy passed in 2017.

The program includes repaving 17 neighborhood streets, two commercial streets and two collector streets.

“We have approximately 317 lane miles of road and this year we’ll be paving approximately 8.7 miles of pavement,” said Mike Wanamaker, Washington Township’s public works director.

It is a $1.3 million project using around 11,000 tons of asphalt.

Wanamaker said that’s enough to pave nearly 14 acres with a foot of asphalt, but that’s not all.

“We replace some bad curb and sidewalks in these areas, so we not only repair the streets, but also repair the infrastructure within the right of way,” said Wanamaker.

The projects were approved on Monday by Washington Township Trustees after seeing laser tracking data from an outside company. 

“They give us a pavement condition index and with those numbers we determine which streets are in the worst shapes and prioritize which streets get resurfaced,” said Wanamaker.

Wanamaker said they hope to begin work as soon as Spring begins and is hopeful to be finished by the time school resumes in August.

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