The Town of Oolitic received federal funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for preventative maintenance work on the two main thoroughfares in the Town – Hoosier Avenue and Main Street. Due to the time-sensitive nature of the ARRA projects and the competition for available funds, the Environmental Document and the Design Plans were completed and approved in less than 2 months. The project included the installation of new concrete curb ramps, milling of the existing asphalt surface, placement of a new 1½” hot mix asphalt surface course, and pavement markings. Both roadways were open to traffic during construction.
Commonwealth Engineers’ involvement included the preparation of the environmental document and design plans, along with construction engineering oversight and inspection. Commonwealth reviewed material certifications submitted by the contractor, kept daily logs to track the quantities incorporated into the work, and was the general liaison between the contractor and the owner. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.