Road & Bridge Updates
Road and Bridge Project Updates
Updated: 07.21.202019 was a devastating weather year for Franklin County and the damage to our County roads was significant. We appreciate your patience as the Public Works Department continues to get County roads back in shape in as timely a fashion as possible. Below you will find project locations, details, and pictures of before, progress and completion.
Current Road Closures:
Recently Completed Projects:
2500 Florida Road
County Road and Bridge crews removed trees and other debris that became lodged at the Florida Road bridge, just north of Kingman Road. The debris was built-up from the 2019 floods. The cost associated with this project and other like projects have been submitted to FEMA for reimbursement as a part of the 2019 disaster declaration.
1575-1605 Stafford Road
Storm water erosion over the last few years has caused a deep drop-off along the edge of the driving surface on Stafford Road between Idaho Road and Idaho Terrace. County Road and Bridge staff cleaned out the ditches in the area and added large rock to improve the safety of the road.
2140-2300 Old Highway 50
The south ditch along Old 50 was reshaped and cleaned to reduce erosion and aid in storm water drainage.
4500-4900 Jackson Road
This section of Jackson Road, from Virginia Road to the Miami County line, had areas of severe wheel rutting and numerous potholes. Road and Bridge crews used a motor grader to level the distressed pavement areas and create a safer road surface. Work on the Jackson Road Bridge deck is set for 2021.
2214 Georgia Road
The repeated flooding events of 2019 caused severe erosion and a large drop-off along the edge of Georgia Road, between Jackson and Rock Creek Roads. Large diameter rock was added to the deep ditch and minor grading finished the work.
3500 Haskell Road – Low Water Crossing
Over the past winter, the low water crossing (LWC) located in the 3500 block of Haskell Road, between Ohio and Oregon Roads, developed a hole in the concrete. When Road and Bridge personnel investigated the hole, they found that the continuous flow of water had compromised the integrity of the structure.
Construction on a new structure began summer 2020. The LWC was constructed using two large diameter corrugated metal pipes, which allow low water flows to pass under the road bed. During high-flow flooding events, the structure is designed to allow water to flow over the roads surface. The structure is protected by a concrete headwall on the upstream side and large rip rap on the downstream side of the crossing.
The new LWC has created a safer situation during normal rain events. An important reminder: vehicles should not travel across flooded roadways under any circumstances.
3400-3500 Clark Road
Public Works crews rebuilt ditches and replaced entrances, while also reshaping the surface and adding rock to the road.
2500-2570 Finney Terrace
This project consisted of removing silt from the ditch to improve storm water flow. Prior to this work, storm water from a field on the north side of the road continuously washed across Finney Terrace into a field on the south side of the road, due to ditches being filled with silt through the years. Road and Bridge crews were able to remove the silt from the ditches and created proper flow to the creek. In working with an area farmer, the material from the ditches was stock piled on his property for future use.
1250-1450 Section of Texas and Finney Ditching and Road Work
Due to ongoing washout issues in this area over the years, Road and Bridge crews worked with adjacent farmers to: clean out and reshape the ditches, clean out and replace cross road tubes and to rebuild the road. The adjacent farmer allowed us to remove silt from a waterway that was causing storm water to wash out into the road rather than flowing down the waterway as originally intended. The farmer also plans to rebuild a waterway to help slow the storm water run-off before it overwhelms the cross road tubes that were put in place. This project will have a positive impact on the entire area.
511 Sand Creek (East of California)
The pipe at this location was extremely old and more narrow than road width allows of today. The heavy rains of 2019 brought about massive water flow, which destroyed previous repairs and curled under the bottom of the pipe causing it to nearly collapse. The old pipe was replace with a new cross road tube.
3648 Kentucky Road
During heavy rains in 2019, the pipe in this location separated along the east side of the roadway. The Public Works Department kept a close watch at this location, adding material to the area as needed until necessary repairs could be made. The cross road pipe in this location was replaced and shortened substantially as was necessary due to the growth of vegetation in the area.