Nichole Hannahs

Northpointe Work Underway

by Nichole Hannahs on October 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

Repairs are underway for a slip project at Northpointe Drive.

The Muskingum County Engineer’s Office reports that construction crews are currently working on the largest slip. The slip sits on 45ft of mine spoil. So far, crews have done some have done some excavation work and digging out the slip area to put in drains to relieve the problem.

"I think everything has been kind of expected," said Muskingum County Administrative Deputy Matt Russell. "There’s been a little bit more work that they’ve come across but certainly nothing that was completely unexpected."

The work must be done by November 15 for the project to be one hundred percent funded by the government. Anything past the deadline and local money will have to cover twenty percent of the cost of whatever work is still left to be done. Russell said there’s a push to finish.

"It’s actually one of the highest traveled roads, at least county roads within the county and we’re working hard to get traffic back on it because it is an inconvenience for many people," said Russell.

The county also has received funding to repave Northpointe from Richvale Road north Powelson Drive. They will pay for twenty percent of the work. The engineer’s office said that the main entrance to Eastpointe should open in the next week.