1.5-mile Redwine Road cart path extension approved

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Map of Redwine Road cart path extension. Graphic/Fayette County Commission.
Map of Redwine Road cart path extension. Graphic/Fayette County Commission.

Another section of the Redwine Road multi-use path project that will include 1.53 miles of new path was approved Nov. 12 by the Fayette County Commission.

Once completed, the path system will extend uninterrupted from Quarters Road on the north to the Starr’s Mill school complex on the south.

The two sections of the 1.53-mile addition will be situated on the east side of the roadway. Other previously completed portions on the east side of Redwine Road will complete the current project.

Included in the project approved Nov. 12 will be an at-grade, signalized crossing near Quarters Road that will display a red flashing light when activated. Public Works Director Phil Mallon noted that the signalized crossing will be like the one currently installed on Rockaway Road.

The contract was awarded to A1 Contracting in the amount of $1.46 million and was the low bid for the project. Other bids ranged up to $2.28 million.

A federal aid path project, 80 percent of the $1.46 million will be reimbursed to the county. That brings the county’s cost to just under $300,000.

Mallon said approximately half the design phase for the project is complete, with the expectation that the construction phase will occur next summer.

Still in the works is a project that would construct a tunnel under Redwine Road at the school complex.