Nearly 6 miles of roads were resurfaced this summer and fall

A major road construction project in the village of Bull Valley is nearing completion.

The construction, which began in August, included resurfacing Crystal Springs and Bull Valley roads from Valley Hill Road west to Country Club Road. The project covered nearly 6 miles of roads in Bull Valley and prompted detours around Bull Valley Road while a bridge was resurfaced.

“The roads look really good,” said Village Administrator Rich Vance. “The work went as planned and on schedule, and we are very happy with the result.”

Village President Emily Berendt said the majority of the construction is done, although a few finishing touches remain. She said it’s likely the project will be totally complete by the week of Nov. 13, although rain or other factors could push it back.

Eighty percent of the funding for the project — or about $2.9 million — came from federal Surface Transportation Funds. The remainder of the expense — slated to be about $570,000, plus engineering fees — was covered by the village and Dorr and Nunda townships.

“The participation of Dorr and Nunda townships, by entering into intergovernmental agreements, was instrumental in being able to secure this funding,” Berendt wrote in an email. “We appreciate this collaboration and look forward to continuing to work with all four of our townships.”

Both Bull Valley and Crystal Springs roads received new signage as part of the project, and all culverts were replaced.

“We are very pleased that we were able to complete these two projects this year before the onset of winter weather,” Berendt said.

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