Milton Township To Repair Pipeline Damage This Spring

  • 11/8/2018 8:49:04 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - After several months of waiting and negotiating, Milton Township has reached a settlement to fund repairs for the roads damaged in the construction of the Rover Pipeline.

An 8-mile stretch of road in Milton Township was severely damaged during the construction of the Rover Pipeline thanks to the hundreds of thousands of pounds of materials being transported on those roads. Since the construction of the 800-mile long natural gas pipeline was finished, Milton Township trustees have been in negotiations with Rover Pipeline LLC, a company under Energy Transfer Partners.

A settlement has been reached of 385 thousand dollars, which trustee Eric Fulk believes will cover the cost of repairs. He says 100% of the money will be put towards milling down the road, putting down asphalt, and sealing it.

"The damage is done, the pipeline is done, and we want to get the roads fixed up for the public to get them back to where they were or better," Fulk said at Thursday night's trustee meeting.

Sarver paving will be completing the project come spring of 2019. While trustees say they wished the repairs could have come sooner, cold weather has shut the asphalt plant down for the season. In the meantime, the township will be completing temporary repairs to help residents get through the winter.

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