Conservation District approves road projects

The Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] approved three dirt and gravel road projects during Monday night's regular meeting.Three applications were submitted for projects in Jones and Fox Townships. According to ECCD Chairman Russ Braun, a meeting with the Quality Assurance Board was held prior to the regular meeting to rank the projects."As far as the rankings are concerned, the two Jones Township projects came in on top and the Fox Township project came in third," Braun said. "They are all good projects and there is enough money to cover all three and all three were approved."Both the Conservation District and the Quality Assurance Board needed to approve the projects, Braun said.According to ECCD Manager Steve Putt, the Fox Township project along Gahr Road will cost $13,266 and includes the replacement of a culvert with head walls and end walls. The first Jones Township project is for work along Stony Hill Road and will cost $26,211.40."That was the biggest project," Putt said. "This is for raising the elevation of the roadway a little bit and bringing in material to create a good crown on the roadway. Other costs associated with the project include applying a limestone driving surface aggregate and engineering costs.The final project in Jones Township will take place along Rocky Run Road and will cost $3,232.Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.Next meetingElk County Conservation DistrictMonday, Feb. 276 p.m.Annex Building, Conference Room No. 2