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Village of Rockford – NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Village of Rockford, will receive sealed bids for the construction of the 250,000 Gallon Water Tower Rehabilitation Project within the Village of Rockford, Ohio.

Bids will be received at the Village of Rockford, 151 E. Columbia Street, Rockford, OH 45882, until 3:00 p.m. (local time) January 24, 2023, at which time and place bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Bids received after 3:00 p.m. (local time) will be returned unopened.

Bids will be received on a unit price basis as outlined in the bid documents:

The project includes the rehabilitation of the existing 250,000-gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank in the Village of Rockford, Ohio.

Bids must be signed and submitted on the separate bidding forms included in the Bidding Documents, sealed in the provided envelope, and shall be accompanied by either a Bid Guaranty Bond in the amount of 100% of the Bid amount or by a certified check, cashier’s check, or letter of credit on a solvent bank in the amount of not less than 10% of the amount of the Bid, subject to conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders. Bid security, furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the Bid.

All contractors and sub-contractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable, use Ohio Products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required.

Attention of bidders is called to all of the requirements contained in this bid packet, particularly to the State of Ohio prevailing wage rates, various insurance requirements, and various equal employment opportunity provisions.

The Bidding Documents, which include Drawings and Specifications, may be examined and obtained at the office of the Access Engineering Solutions, LLC., 1200 Irmscher Blvd., Suite B, Celina, OH 45822. Bidders may obtain copies of the electronic documents for $25.00 and a paper copy for $40.00 for each complete set of documents. Non-refundable checks are to be payable to Access Engineering Solutions, LLC. BIDS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM BIDDERS LISTED ON THE ENGINEER’S OFFICIAL LIST OF PLAN HOLDERS.

The Owner reserves the right to reject each and every bid and to waive informalities, irregularities and errors in the bidding to the extent permitted by law.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

Advertise: January 5, 2023
http://www.rockfordalive.com/village-of-rockford

END OF NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Road Closing

​The Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart, is announcing that temporary and intermittent closures on Hellwarth Road between SR 29 and Mud Pike for drainage improvements, shoulder & pavement widening as well as resurfacing roadway improvements will occur over the course of the next ½ year.Work to this road, via contractor, will be intermittent in nature,with varying dates & times of road closure.  Work is set to be complete by June 30, 2023.

​Any additional questions contact the Mercer County Engineer’s Office at 419-586-7759.

Public Notice

(10-17-22) Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart, is announcing the intermittent closing of Watkins Road, from Burkettsville St. Henry Road to SR 118 in Granville Township. The intermittent closing of this road is necessary to allow for the installation of drainage pipes, culverts, 2 small bridge replacements, as well as roadside shoulder widening. This is in preparation for asphaltic concrete resurfacing widening and resurfacing to be done in the first half of 2023. This road will be closed intermittently over the next several months and will largely be open over the winter season with some closures in the first half of 2023. There will be variable length closures until the work is completed.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Local access will be maintained with, at variable times, access having to be from one direction or the other because of culvert and bridge replacement work.

Any additional questions, contact the Mercer County Engineer’s Office at 419-586-7759.

Mercer County Engineer announces emergency bridge closing


The Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart announced today that a culvert type bridge on Deep Cut Road 0.1 mile east of SR 707, will be closed until a repair/replacement can be completed.

An estimated duration of closure has not been determined at this time.

Pavement distress above the structure identified significant scour/structural concerns which have prompted the closure.

Further information on the projected schedule of reopening will be provided when it is available. Any additional questions, contact the Mercer County Engineer’s Office at 419-586-7759.

Road Closures – Temporary

(9-20-22) The Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart, is announcing the closing of Winkler Road at the US 33 intersection for intersection re-alignment.  This road will be closed for approximately 3-4 weeks depending on the weather conditions. 

Any additional questions contact the Mercer County Engineer’s Office at 419-586-7759.

Ohio Law prohibits signs on trees and poles.

Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart has issued a reminder that the Ohio Revised Code prohibits the erection of signs or affixing signs, posters or advertisement to any tree or utility pole within the right-of-way of any public highway.

Political candidates, campaign workers and supporters of issues appearing on the ballot are reminded that these signs are subject to removal.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart, is planning to close Miller Road between US 127 and Weitz Road in Hopewell Township for a bridge replacement.  This road will be closed tentatively on September 12, 2022 and is scheduled to reopen in approximately 3-4 weeks, depending on the weather conditions.

            Any additional questions, contact the Mercer County Engineer’s Office at 419-586-7759.

PUBLIC NOTICERoad Closing

The Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart, is planning to close Philothea Road between Township Line Road and Erastus-Durbin Road in Recovery Township for a culvert replacement.  This road will be closed tentatively on September 7, 2022 and is scheduled to reopen in approximately 1 week, depending on the weather conditions.

Any additional questions, contact the Mercer County Engineer’s Office at 419-586-7759.

PRESS RELEASE – FOG SEAL
Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart is announcing that Mercer County Engineer crews will be starting the fog seal work on various rural local roads in Mercer County in mid-late August. The Mercer County Engineer road crews are preparing to place an asphalt sealant onto the roadway for all of the roads that were chip sealed recently. The purpose of this sealant is to:

1. Further fill the cracks and voids in the pavement
2. Virtually eliminate all the dust and loose stone
3. Lessen the noise factor created by the new surface
4. Provide a black surface to better accentuate the yellow centerline stripe and to increase the
winter snow/ice melting due to the blackened background

The sealant will be applied in mile increments and will cure out in about 1/2 hour. After that point, our contractor will open that mile section to traffic and then move to the next section of roadway. Once cured, the sealant will not track nor spray onto vehicle

Corn in Right of Way

Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart is reminding landowners and farmers that corn that has been planted and is encroaching in the road right-of-ways can be a very serious sight problem on the narrower township and county roads.  “Such sight problems limiting the ability of the traveling public to see, can be particularly hazardous; causing the very real and dangerous potential for intersection accidents,” Wiechart said.

The Mercer County Engineer’s Office requests that landowners review these intersections where they have corn planted and if they see sight problems, they lessen the hazard by removing that portion of the crop that is obstructing the clear line of sight.  Details regarding existing township and county road right-of-way widths may be obtained by contacting the engineer’s office.

Mercer County Road Improvements

Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart announced today, contingent upon weather conditions, Tom’s Construction, Inc. plan to start construction work Wednesday, June 22, 2022 on both of these roads (Sebastian Road and Wabash Road projects) .The improvements will involve the placement/replacement of pipe/tile and catchbasins in the right-of-way,as well as dirt shoulder widening.

In general,the catch basins,pipe,tile and mailboxes will be set further away from the edge of pavement in the right-of-way. No pavement widening is being done as part of this project. The road will be closed to through traffic for up to 120 days and local access will be maintained. The completion deadline for the project is mid-fall 2022. Right-of-way stakes and construction staking may be placed and need to remain for the duration of the project.

Our office is available to try to answer any questions you may have about the project.

The contact information for the Mercer County Engineer’s Office is:

4884 Mud Pike, Celina 45822 Phone: 419.586.7759 Email: engineer@engineer.mercercountyohio.gov

CHIP & SEAL SEASON

Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart is announcing that crews will be starting the yearly chip and seal work on approximately 103 miles of rural local roads in Mercer County.

We are requesting that yard mowing trimmings not be blown onto the county and township roads.  Cut grass on the pavement creates additional prep work to get the roads ready for chip and seal and impedes the speed of the work.

Blowing excess grass onto the roadway also makes a hazard for motorists and especially motorcycle riders that most of us don’t think about related to loss of traction.  This becomes even more dangerous with rain on the roadway.  Stopping distances increase and friction between the tires and pavement decrease.  This scenario has caused tragic accidents and has opened up unknowing property owners to lawsuits.  We respectfully request that private mowers are turned around for a couple of passes to keep our roads and traveling public safe.

County and township roads with “Loose Stone” or “Loose Gravel” signs posted are roads that are scheduled to be chip and sealed this season.  These roads will have temporary closures during the chip and seal process.  We thank you for your patience in helping to keep the traveling public and our workers safe.

Road Closures

The Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart, is issuing a reminder to all drivers, that during the construction season and also at other times throughout the year, there are various temporary road closures in the county to allow our crews to do the repair/maintenance work required to keep our roads in good driving condition.  These roads may be closed intermittently on our normal work days (Monday thru Thursday 7:30 am-4:00 pm) as conditions and work requirements fashion.

The only reason a driver should bypass a “Road Closed” sign is to access a local address in the “closed” road area.  Through travel should detour away from the closure.

If local access is necessary and you must access the “closed” road, please use caution and drive slow to keep yourself and our workers safe.   

Any additional questions contact the Mercer County Engineer’s Office at 419-586-7759.