Retaining wall work almost complete
Contractors plan to complete a project to replace a flood-damaged retaining wall in Sheshequin Township this week, township supervisors learned Monday.
The project's contractor, Dycon Construction Northeast LLC of Pine City, N.Y., plans to install matting for an erosion control blanket and put the finishing touches on the Grange Hall Road retaining wall this week, said Micah Baker of Joe Hunt and Associates, which designed the replacement. The matting will be installed on steep slopes to prevent deterioration, Baker said.
Water flow deflectors will also be installed into the bedrock to direct water away from the wall, preventing further damage, Baker said. The deflectors will be made of either concrete or a combination of rubber and neoprene, he said.
Supervisors awarded the project to Dycon, which bid $101,190, in November. The project involved the removal of the existing eroded fieldstone wall and construction of a replacement concrete block wall.
The project, made necessary after flooding in Sept. 2011 damaged the wall, will be reimbursed by federal and state emergency management agencies.
Supervisors also voted 2-1 Monday to advertise for applicants to fill the township's road master position. Chairman Les Wanck voted against advertising the position.
Boyd Shores has served as acting road master since Gerald Place resigned from his duties as road master and supervisor in November.
Supervisors also moved Monday to advertise the township's spring cleanup dates. Spring cleanup is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 and May 11.
Amanda Renko can be reached at (570) 888-9652; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.