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June 12, 2013

Road projects discussed

Knoxville —

The Marion County Board of Supervisors met with County Engineer Roger Schletzbaum on Wednesday morning to discuss hard surface road maintenance.
 
Schletzbaum updated the board on current roads that are seal coated and where some overlay has been done, including future plans of such.
 
Residential roads in the unincorporated areas seem to have the most issues in terms of condition. Schletzbaum explained this includes roads in Attica, Tracy, Columbia and Otley to name a few, but also includes Knoxville Estates and Dutchman's Landing West.
 
Schletzbaum told the board that the Secondary Roads Department has surveyed every hard surfaced road, including farm to market, in the county and rated each road on a 1-4 scale, with 1 being the worst. Various options were set depending on condition of each road in the future from returning the road to gravel to sealing over existing pavement to thin overlays to full depth reclamation.
 
Drainage will also need to be addressed to a number of the roads before any work is started on the surface condition. Piping in some areas under the roads is also need.
 
"We looked at every residential area and ranked them," Schletzbaum said. "We then grouped them into those ratings and picked preferred methods of improving those roads. The culs-de-sac in Dutchman's Landing West is not the same as the main roads through Attica because of traffic for example."
 
Schletzbaum told the board that the roads that were ranked either 1 or 2, he would like to plan to improve those roads in the next couple of years. The roads ranked 3 or 4 can be rescued with seal treatment at this point in time, Schletzbaum commented.
 
The list of those roads that will be fixed first will be done in a logistical manner. Schletzbaum would like to see just over $500,000 allocated for road projects in the next fiscal year. He commented that this would probably be a three-year process to get all roads identified fixed.

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