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Members of the Harlem Township Board of Trustees had submitted an Ohio Public Works Commission Grant request for road improvement funding that was subsequently turned down by the OPWC.

Projects on the grant request are:

  • Robbins Road East, milling and re-chipping.
  • Water Street (in Center Village), re-chipping.
  • Mayfair and Mayfair Court, re-chipping.
  • Gorsuch Road between Ohio 605 and Miller Paul, milling and re-chipping near Ohio 605 and at the curve.

According to the Harlem Township website the township had also submitted an OPWC grant jointly with Plain Township for work on Bevelheimer Road. The request was not granted and has subsequently been forwarded on to the OPWC’s Small Government Commission for consideration.

The results of that grant request are expected by May 1. If that grant request is turned down by the Small Government Commission, it will be resubmitted to the OPWC in 2015.

Delaware County road projects for 2014 in and of interest to Harlem Township are:

  • • Miller-Paul, culvert replacements A) south of Woodtown, and B) north of Gorsuch. There will be a 10-day road closure for each culvert. Work will begin in July and finish September.
  • • Red Bank Road, replace two culverts south of Center Village Road. There will be a 15-day road closure. Work will begin in May and finish in June.
  • • Vans Valley Road, replace two bridges west of Miller-Paul. The work will require a 75-day road closure. Work will begin in July and end in October.
  • • Ross Road, replace bridge north of Ohio 37. A 45-day road closure. Begin in April and end in May

State Road Projects include the replacement of the Ohio 605 bridge over Duncan Run south of Center Village which has been pushed back to a mid-May start date. By contract, this project must be completed by August 1, and will include closing Ohio 605 and Duncan Run Road for 51 days.

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