Photo courtesy of Worcester County Commissioners

(Sept. 6, 2019) Worcester County Commissioners took the following action Tuesday in Snow Hill. 

Blacktop surfacing

The commissioners approved a bid to begin the blacktop resurfacing of approximately 11.45 miles of county roads. The bid accepted was from Chesapeake Paving & Sealing Inc. at $73.50 per ton for a total estimated cost of $916,618.50. 

John Ross, deputy director of public works, clarified that filling in the shoulders involves smoothing the transition between the road and the grass with asphalt. 

Commissioner Jim Bunting requested that the smoothing transition would be as minimal as possible, as it takes up chunks of grass that is a natural filtration. 

Radio amendment

An amplification system will be installed in the Newark fire station. Billy Birch, director of emergency services, made this request as amendment six to the System Purchase Agreement with the Harris Corporation. 

According to Birch, this agreement is not final payment or acceptance. 

Arcadia Circle 

Worcester County will hold a public hearing on introducing Arcadia Circle into the county roads program on Oct. 15. 

According to John Ross, deputy director for public works, all road monuments and lot corner markers have been installed to meet the Worcester County Code. The road passed the final inspection on Dec. 13, 2018.

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