Delaware County Preparing for Several Paving Projects

Delaware County is preparing for several road projects this year and making tentative plans for the next four years.

County Engineer Anthony Bardgett says they’ll be paving three roads this year.

Phase One of the Quaker Mill Dam project north of Manchester is also on this year’s schedule, which includes removing the dam and realigning the stream.

The County released its 5-Year Road Plan this earlier this spring, which details the road and bridge projects planned over the next five years. Projects planned for 2018 include re-paving X-47 from Old Highway 20 to Highway 3 and D-47 west of Ryan. There are also a couple of miscellaneous bridge projects.

And in the two or three years beyond 2018, the County is tentatively looking at improving Old Highway 20 between Manchester and Earlville, X-31 south of Lake Delhi Dam down to D-47, D-5X from Jefferson Road to Delhi, and Robinson Road to Linn County line to Old Highway 20. Those projects could change based on Delaware County’s Secondary Roads Department’s annual review of county roads and bridges.

Delaware County’s road and bridge projects are funded several different ways.

The Delaware County Supervisors have approved River City Paving as the contractor for the C-64 paving project at a contract cost of about $784,000. The County has also approved a contract with them for the 191st and 195th Street paving projects for nearly $304,000. The contractors have until late summer/early fall to begin the projects.