San Benito County supervisors this week approved an overlay project for the battered John Smith Road that leads to and from the local landfill.
The board in a 5-0 vote moved forward with the John Smith Road overlay project through an “Invitation for Bids” process. Supervisors authorized the county administrative officer to approve the scope of work for the project to not exceed $375,000.
That move will include a transfer of those funds from Integrated Waste Management to the Road Fund and $375,000 for the overlay project.
John Smith Road has a Pavement Condition Index rating of “Poor.”
The project will include a two-inch overlay and should last 5-10 years, officials said at the meeting.
Meanwhile, it will take 2-3 years to finish environmental work on a separate John Smith Road realignment, but officials surmised the road in its current condition still needed the overlay. The work will be from the intersection of Fairview and John Smith roads moving west on John Smith Road about 2,700 feet.
There was no timetable attached to the overlay work, but it should start in the near future.
Photo courtesy of the county landfill.