Little Oak Road closes as crews rebuild surface

Published 7:48 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014

A main artery to Goshen may be closed for up to two weeks as crews work to reconstruct the road.
More than four miles of County Road 2238, also known as Little Oak Road, will be reconstructed.
The Pike County Road Department will temporarily close County Road 2238 from County Road 2290 (Henderson Highway) to County Road 2243 at Goshen Elementary. “We’re doing a complete rebuild,” said John Bergschneider, assistant county engineer. “We’re going to tear down to the base and rebuild it with cement.”
The road’s current sub base and asphalt will be mixed into the cement before the road is paved.
“It’s a new process, relatively new for us,” Bergschneider said.
The cement will give the road more durability and will last 20 to 35 years.
The heavy reconstruction was necessary because logging trucks regularly travel the road. Heavy trucks will not be allowed in during construction. Residents will have to be escorted by a pilot truck.
The Miller Group of Atlanta won the bid for the $1.18 million project.
“This is a federal aid project for secondary roads,” Bergschneider said.
The contractors will use a large mixing machine that will tear up the surface and mix in the cement.
The Miller Group say the job should only take four days, one mile per day, but have estimated up to two weeks should inclement weather interfere.
“We apologize for any inconvenience, and your cooperation during this closure will be appreciated,” said County Engineer Russell Oliver.

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