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Published: Thursday, 12/6/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago

Rebuilt Glenwood Road ready for long haul

BY REBECCA CONKLIN KLEIBOEMER
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Traffic has been flowing on the rebuilt stretch of Glenwood Road in Perrysburg Township now for about two weeks, which was about how long the whole project took to get done.

Crews used a soil-stabilization system that is at least twice as fast as traditional methods, said Kraig Gottfried, maintenance department supervisor.

"In two weeks we were able to make a whole new road," he said of the mile and four-tenths stretch between U.S. 20 and State Rt. 795.

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To rebuild a road, crews used to tear up the existing pavement and stone base, then use dump trucks to haul it away and bring in new material, which caused wear and tear on the rest of the roads, Mr. Gottfried said.

With soil stabilization, the old road is pulverized on site, then powdered concrete and water is mixed with 16 inches of the soil. The roadway is left to cure at this stage for four to five days, then it is paved.

"Several people praised us for fixing it," Mr. Gottfried said.

Mr. Gottfried said Ohio's requirement for the concrete curing stage is longer than Michigan's one-day regulation, resulting in strong, long-lasting roads.

The roadway also was moved 15 inches to the east and a berm added because of a deep ditch on the west side.

"If you got off the road there, you were pretty much in the ditch," Mr. Gottfried said.

Ten-Mile Creek, of Montpelier, Ohio, bid the project at $452,430.60 and the final invoice totaled $437,702.24, about $14,700 less.

Gerken Paving, of Napoleon, was contracted for the paving and Zimmerman Painting, of Fremont, striped the road.

A photo slideshow of the project was presented at the township trustee meeting this week. Trustees noted that they had received favorable public comment on the road.

Trustees also approved spending $14,455.20 for Pavement Technologies in northeast Ohio to spray Reclamite, a preventative sealant, on the roadway.

Contact Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer at 419-356-8786, rconklin@theblade.com, or on Twitter @RebeccaConklinK.



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