Hashawha, Bear Branch Nature Center, Ag Center and 33 Carroll County Roads to Get Fresh Pavement – Baltimore Sun

Carroll County commissioners last week approved nearly $ 6 million in contracts for paving projects in the county in an effort to repair and preserve aging county infrastructure.

Commissioners on Thursday approved a request from the Department of Recreation and Parks to award a $ 303,318,10 contract with Hampstead’s White Pine Paving for parking and driveway at the Hashawha / Bear Branch Nature Center in Westminster.

“These roads were last paved in 2000,” said Jeff Degitz, director of recreation and parks. “They are showing signs of wear and tear and the funding for this project comes from the local initiative for parks and playgrounds that the state provided last year.”

This work will repave all roads and parking at the Bear Branch Nature Center and Hashawha Road from the entrance gate to and around the Hashawha Environmental Center. This includes all parking and car loops on the north and south sides of the building.

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Commissioners also last week approved a request from the Bureau of Facilities to grant a $ 36,664 contract for the paving of the top and back parking lots and adjacent road at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster to Westminster’s JEMS Contracting.

According to Bureau Chief Justin Megannell, the blacktop in the upper parking lot at the Ag Center has begun to degrade and needs repair. The site, which contains 31 parking spaces, has undergone repairs in its 30 years of life, he added.

“Facilities will recreate roughly 20,000 square feet of original pavement along with 40,000 square feet of new pavement around the back of the facility,” Megonnell said. “Right now, that location is gravel road and fears that give you access behind the building … We’ll harden that while we harden the top to put it all together.”

The project will include re-stripping the road, Megonnell said.

Later in the meeting, a request from the Bureau of Engineering was approved to give a $ 5,649,559.60 contract to Gray and Son of Timonium for paving about 22 miles of road on 33 county roadways. This will include full depth reclamation, milling of the pavement, placement of hot mix asphalt base and surface courses, adjusting and rebuilding inlets, storm drain replacements and various other related items.

“This work will cover 120 business days and Gray and Son have completed similar work for us in the past,” said Bureau Chief Chris Letnaunchyn, adding that since January asphalt prices have increased by $ 111.66 per tonne based and prices are now “the highest we’ve ever seen. “

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