Washington County briefs

June 15, 2005|by TARA REILLY

Firm wins contract for bridge abutments

A Hagerstown company received a contract Tuesday for repairs to Gossard Mill Road Bridge abutments.

The Washington County Commissioners awarded the $178,055 contract to Callas Contractors.

The project includes stabilizing eroded stream banks at the bridge abutments, according to information from the county. Recent bridge inspections and testing revealed moderate to severe erosion at the stream bank and abutments, which exposed a portion of the bridge foundation, according to the information.

Work on the project is expected to begin June 27 and be completed Aug. 25.

More than $3 million to be spent on roads

Washington County plans to spend more than $3 million on road repairs through Nov. 23.

The County Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a $3.32 million Pavement Maintenance Program contract to C. William Hetzer Inc. of Hagerstown.

The work is expected to begin June 27 and be completed Nov. 23.

The county anticipates the total project costs to be $3.61 million after testing, inspection costs and possible price increases in asphalt are taken into consideration, according to information provided by the county. The county also plans to add more projects to the Pavement Maintenance Program by using surplus money in the capital budget, the information states.


Pavement Maintenance Program work includes asphalt preservation, repair and rehabilitation, hot mix asphalt overlay, crack filling and crack repair.

Emergency services to receive state funds

Fire and ambulance companies in Washington County will share $227,862 awarded through the state's Senator Amoss Fire, Rescue and Ambulance program.

Director of Emergency Services Joe Kroboth said Tuesday the City of Hagerstown will receive $50,635 for its fire companies, while each county fire and ambulance company will receive $8,439, which is the same amount distributed last year.

The County Commissioners approved the distribution at Tuesday's meeting.

The Senator Amoss money must be used for the acquisition or rehabilitation of fire or rescue apparatus, capital equipment used in connection with fire fighting, emergency medical services and rescue services, according to information provided by the county.

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