$2.3M worth of OC resurfacing projects

A Greenville road paver is in line for a pair of Oconee County re-surfacing contracts. And once the award of those contracts is official, a DOT engineer says, they will be worth of a total of $2.3 million to Ashmore Brothers. Josh Makison, DOT resident construction engineer, says the projects are re-surfacing of a little more than a quarter of a mile of 123 in Seneca and more than four miles on SC 24. Though smaller in size, the 123 project at Seneca is considered major by Makison, for it’ll cover four-lane 123 from Lindsay Road to Old Salem Road and pass thru the busy 123-130 intersection. The SC 24 project is to cover 4.3 miles of 24 from a ramp at SC 11 to the juncture of SC 59. Ashmore Brothers is in line for the work as Saturday, March 1 signifies the start of paving season in South Carolina. Makison says the actual start of work, however, is subject to outside temperatures conducive for laying asphalt. Whenever the work starts, Makison says, is a good time for motorists to proceed through the work areas in a slow manner for everyone’s safety.