Feb 26, 2014

County receives sign upgrades grant

DARKE COUNTY - Jim Surber, Darke Co. Engineer has announced that on Dec. 27, the Engineer’s Department was awarded a federal grant, administered by the Ohio Department of Transportation, in the amount of $6,050.00 for sign upgrades on specific curves on County roads. The six curves selected by the state were the following: Grubbs-Rex Road, 0.7 miles West of St. Rt. 49; Hillgrove-Ft. Recovery Road, 0.4 miles South of the Darke-Mercer County Line; Braffetsville-North Road, at the intersection of Richmond-Palestine Road; Hollansburg-Arcanum Road, at the intersection of Hollansburg-Sampson Road; Hollansburg-Richmond Road, near the Ohio-Indiana State Line and Mills Road, 0.3 miles East of Richmond-Palestine Road.

The grant is restricted to sign purchases only. All hardware, labor and equipment for sign erection and replacement will be provided by the County Highway Department. Signs to be added or replaced include: curve warning signs, advisory speed signs, chevrons and large arrows. The signs are expected to be in place by early to mid-spring of this year.

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