Culvert liners could cost county $20,000
By STEPH TAHTINEN
Mt. Pleasant News
Replacing three culvert liners located under paved roads will cost Henry County around $20,000, according to information compiled by Interim County Engineer Clarence Perry.
During Perry’s weekly update the board of supervisors on Tuesday morning, he provided the supervisors with quotes for putting liners in three culverts from Grout Scouts of Ft. Madison, Denco and for Henry County to do the work. Quotes are as follows:
• 72’x28” on J20: Grout Scouts of Ft. Madison, $4,310; Denco, $6,879 and Henry County, $5,354.
• 76’x22” on J20: Grout Scouts, $3,360; Denco $5,251 and Henry County, $4,016.
• 90’ x 48” on X23: Grout Scouts, $12,790 and Henry County, $10,440.
Perry noted that Denco would only sell the material and the county would have to install the liner, adding $1,100 to each of the quotes listed above — $7,990 for the first culvert and $6,351 for the second.
Denco did not have the material available for the 90’x48’ culvert.
This puts totals for the quotes at $20,460 for Grout Scouts, $14,341 for Denco (without the culvert on X23) and $19,810 for Henry County.
Perry noted that these are just initial numbers, and he especially wants to get more detail on the culvert on X23.
“That’s a sizable structure, and it amounts to quite a bit of money,” said Perry.
Perry is also looking at different designs for installing a low-water crossing on Cockayne Road.
He explained that there are two different options — vented, with culverts, and unvented, without culverts. He said that he was leaning towards using culverts so that drivers are not driving through water all of the time. However, vented crossings are more expensive, as there needs to be pavement before, on top of and after the culvert.
Road crews worked some overtime while dealing with storm damage on Monday, Perry said. Roads needed to be barricaded due to downed power lines, and a large LP tank issue in the Trenton area, required traffic to be re-routed for awhile.
The storm seemed to travel through Jefferson, Wayne and Scott townships, he said, and several bins and outbuildings were destroyed, as well as small trees and stop signs being blown down.
In other business, the supervisors held a public hearing and approved the second reading of a request by Jerry Dupree to rezone all of parcel of land at the southeast corner of Highway 34 and 260th street by New London from A-1 to C-1.
The supervisors noted that there may be changes made during the third reading on Thursday, based on the county engineer’s recommendations.