The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority plans to open bids this week for the extension of water and sewer at Eastpointe.
The extension of 1,800ft of water line and 35ft of sewer will take place at the rail transfer station. Engineer’s estimate the project will cost less than $100,000 to complete.
The extension allows for an important safety feature to be installed.
"We thought it was appropriate to have a fire hydrant at the rail transfer station," said Port Executive Director Mike Jacoby. "The main reason to extend the water line that far is to have a fire hydrant. Additionally there is an office trailer out there and they’ll want water as well."
The Port will split the cost of the project with the transloader company. The Port also discussed plans for a triangular parcel of land near Goss Rental and the 6th Street Bridge.
The property belongs to the county but will be transferred to the port so they can sell it to Goss. The piece of property currently causes some safety problems.
"Cars are making sharp turns off the end of the street. They slow down enough that there’s some traffic safety issues," explained Jacoby.
Goss will use the property to extend their sidewalk and add railing. Negotiations for the property are currently underway.