Scotty’s Contracting and Stone will be working on the Concord Road project, as members of the Logan County Fiscal Court approved the company out of three bid proposals opened at the Tuesday, Feb. 23rd meeting. Scotty’s came in the lowest at $227,057 to complete the necessary work on the road. The county is receiving just under $200,000 from the state for the project and has set aside another $60,000.
A 300-foot portion of the road is shifting due to large trucks that travel back and forth to Griffin Industries. According to Paul Lyne, the county’s road supervisor, the state came and did a core drilling on the troubled section of Concord Road.
“The section of Concord that is affected is slipping to one side, the lower side towards the field. It is due to the traffic created by Griffin Industries. Their trucks are heavy and they travel a lot on that road,” Lyne said.
Griffin Industries- a rendering plant- is located at the dead end of Concord Road.
“We had engineers come out and look at the road and tell us what they thought needed to be done,” said Lyne. “The project will begin on the shoulder of the road.”
The project will require driving railroad iron down into the road to stabilizes it, as well as repaving.
This project will keep the county from having to go in and repair the section every few years.
“It’s always been a problem with the traffic on this road. It’s been really hard on sections of it,” Lyne said adding, “I have to give credit to magistrate Dickie Carter. I think one of his trips to Frankfort he really pushed to get the funding for this project.”
Carter said this project was really important for a few reasons, one there is an industry at end of the road and two, it is a safety risk.
“It’s pretty dangerous down there in that one place where road is giving away, trying to slide down the hill. They have already had one wreck out there. When new drivers come in from out of town, they hit that area and it kind of throws them,” said Carter.
The other companies that bid the project included, Charles Deweese Construction for $233,657 and Cates Construction for $308,292.
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