As winter comes to an end, the county is preparing for road-repair season.
Once again, winter has taken it’s toll on our roads. The Muskingum County Commissioners held a bid opening for asphalt emulsion on Monday. Administrative Deputy at the Muskingum County Engineer’s Office, Matt Russell, said the commissioners accepted one opening bid from Asphalt Materials Inc.
“We were bidding on liquid emulsion, which is asphalt emulsion basically, we use to mix with stone for our cold mix that we patch and repair roads with, and also to do some chip and sealing with, we coat with the oil and put the stone on top,” Russell said.
Prices are down this year about 20 cents a gallon compared to last year, and Russell said those extra funds will be beneficial.
“It means a little more work could be done because of course it’s 20 cents cheaper than it was last year, so in theory, you should be able to do a little more work than you did last year,” Russell said.
Portions of county roads are expected to be repaired in the upcoming season.