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Roadwork being done on Wildcat, Fairview roads

By Staff, 10/12/17 2:37 PM

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PRESCOTT – Two roads in Nevada County are being paved via state aid projects.

Nevada County Judge Mark Glass said Fairview Road and Wildcat Road are getting paving done at this time. The two roads will see about five miles of pacing done, and both projects should be completed by early December, depending on weather conditions.

Glass said the Wildcat Road project starts at the Prescott city limits and extends a mile into the county. The Fairview project, also being called the Suckles Lake Road project, starts at the intersection on Hwy. 19 and goes almost four miles toward the lake. Glass said state aid projects require roads to be 20-feet wide and the last part of Fairview Road is only about 17-feet wide.

This was a 90-10 grant project with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, with the county’s 10 percent being paid out over an 18-month period with the Department of Finance Administration holding out a portion of the county’s turnback money, or about $3,000 a month until the county’s part of the project is paid off. Overall, he said, the project cost around $550,000.

The project has the AHTD paving over the existing chip and seal work done initially on both roads. Glass said the project began last spring with discussions with the state concerning which roads the county would like to have paved. He chose Fairview and Wildcat roads. From there, the state drew up the plans and handled the letting of the bid contract, which, according to Glass, went to Cornerstone Paving.

Next year, he said, the county could have $250,000-$275,000 to spend in state aid projects. He said he’d like to see more work done on Wildcat Road and there’s a couple of roads in the south part of the county he’s considering splitting into two projects for paving work.

 

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