By Rick Palsgrove
Franklin County will resurface several roads in Madison Township this summer.
“The work will start in mid-June and be done by September,” said Carla Marable, director of communications for the Franklin County Engineer’s Office.
Mark Mullenax, engineer technician for the Franklin County Engineer’s Office, said the resurfacing will involve milling and paving.
“It’s simple mill and fill,” said Mullenax.
The roads to be resurfaced in Madison Township this summer are: Brice Road between Winchester Pike and Brice Meadow Drive; Front Street between the railroad tracks and Ebright Road; Hamilton Road between Corbett Road and Lowery Court; Hendron Road between Glendening Drive and State Route 317; and Pontius Road between London-Lancaster Road and Rohr Road.
These five Madison Township roads are part of the county’s $3.8 million road resurfacing project that includes 10 other roads in other parts of the county. The project is funded by the motor vehicle license and gas tax fund. According to Marable, the Madison Township roads make up $1.1 million of the total project cost. The work will be performed by Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.
Mullenax said the roads slated for resurfacing were selected by using a pavement condition index that measures how rough a road has become and by visual inspection annually.
“We also consider how much the county maintenance department is spending to maintain a road,” said Mullenax.