Toledo City Councilors voted to chip in no more than $13,000 to ODOT to fix the slumping section of Business 20 between JC Market and Port Station One. Public Works Director Adam Denlinger says it doesn’t seem to him that the slump is getting worse, which leads him to believe it’s more of a “settling of the asphalt” than a big piece of moving earth that could jack-up the price of the fix hundreds of thousands of dollars.
ODOT hopes that they can fix the road for an asphalt regrind and some subsurface work, which could run around $115,000 total – 11% of which Toledo is on the hook for. If it’s a bigger problem, Denlinger worries the sticker price on the fix could hit a half million dollars, with the city’s share likely to be over $60,000.
However, Denlinger says until a thorough geologic study of the slump area is done, they won’t know what’s required to fix the road. However, it turns out, Denlinger says, ODOT wants the road fixed by October before the rains come.
The council was told by City Manager Michelle Amberg that the city’s budget this year does not have the capacity to pay more than the $13,000 pledged to the project. If it turns out that the city has to pay beyond that, Amberg says the council will have to dig back through the whole budget to find out what’s going to get cut in order to come up with the money.