House relocation will block county roads next week
By STEPH TAHTINEN
Mt. Pleasant News
A portion of Lexington Avenue and Salem Road will be blocked on Wednesday, July 17, to make way for a house being moved down the road.
Interim County Engineer Clarence Perry told the board of supervisors Tuesday morning that the county had received a request to move the house, which is located on Lexington Avenue. The house will be moved south on Lexington Avenue for eight miles and then turn east onto Salem Road for a distance of one mile.
“It will block the whole road,” said Perry, who noted that flagmen will be posted on the crossroads to keep them blocked as the vehicle hauling the house makes its journey.
Travel on these roads will be impacted for quite awhile as it is a slow process that also involves working with the utility company regarding wires.
“It might take six to eight hours to move,” said Perry.
Crossroads will be opened up as the house makes its progress down the road.
Meanwhile, this week work will begin on installing culvert liners on two culverts on Salem Road.
This culvert work involves inserting a plastic lining into the existing culvert.
“They spin a liner in, and as they spin it in, it locks together,” explained Perry.
There is another culvert on X23 that will also have a new lining put in, and Perry said the secondary roads department has already prepared the site by cleaning out the culvert outlet.
During the prep work, a telephone cable was accidentally cut because it had not been properly marked.
“They marked them up on the road, but they failed to mark one down in the ditch where we were working,” said Perry.
In other updates, Perry noted that work on the county’s asphalt projects is expected to start around Aug. 15.
“We’re thinking that would work out pretty good with Old Threshers, because some of these projects could impact Old Threshers,” said Perry.
Plans are to resurface 235th Street (Business 34) west of Mt. Pleasant, 260th Street (Business 34) west of New London and Iowa Avenue north of Mt. Pleasant, though Perry was unsure which of the three roads would be started first.
Cessford Construction Co., will be doing the work, which will cost $1,761,154.90
The supervisors also:
• Approved the third reading of a request by Jerry Dupree to rezone a parcel of land at the southeast corner of Highway 34 and 260th street by New London from A-1 to C-1.
• Approved the sheriff’s quarterly report.
• Reviewed the annual salaries for fiscal year 2014.