SR 15 closed for emergency culvert repair
Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:31 PM
OTTAWA - Ohio 15 south of Wisterman Road was closed this week because of an emergency culvert replacement performed by Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage in partnership with Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
Upon inspection of the culvert, Transportation Administrator Tim Maag knew that it needed replacing right away. A full-depth repair project was also scheduled for this week along Ohio 65 requiring a majority of his garage employee's attention.
"The pipe was too bad to let go any longer, but I couldn't pull my guys from the Ohio 65 project," Maag said.
As a result, Maag required assistance from Paulding County's ODOT maintenance garage. Both crews worked together to complete this project. Maag's counterpart of Paulding County, Ross Laukhuf was also onsite for the project.
"Paulding County bails out Putnam County," Laukhuf joked with a laugh.
The two Transportation Administrators enjoy working together on projects and are glad to help each other when they are in need. The project will be completed successfully this week because of the teamwork performed by both counties.