Closures on Hiner Road expected

By Dedra Cordle
Staff Writer

Homeowners along Hiner Road should prepare for brief closures, say officials in Jackson Township.

At the Aug. 18 board of trustees meeting, Township Administrator Shane Farnsworth announced that the long-awaited resurfacing project is ready to get under way.

“We are looking at a start sometime in mid-September,” he said.

When the project was initially approved last year, the plans did not include temporary closures. Farnsworth said what altered those plans was how the company undertaking the project conducts business.

“They (Shelly Paving) have an option where they can pave the entire width of the road in one motion,” he said. “In other words, they are not going eastbound and coming back westbound but they can actually pave the entire section heading in one direction.”

This process, he added, would reduce the time it would take to complete the resurfacing project but the caveat is that it would cause temporary road closures during said process.

Farnsworth said the township would work closely with Shelly Paving to notify residents of when their portion of the road would be temporarily closed.

The board of trustees approved the resurfacing plans for a 1.2-mile stretch of Hiner Road in March of 2019. It was put on hold late last year as the township sought grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission. In January of 2020, the township was awarded $200,700 from the commission with a local match for Jackson and Scioto townships. The two entities will share the remaining cost of the project.

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