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Casings will be on 114 bridge

Whenever highway officials are able to finish the Route 114 bridge project, utility casings will be included in order to accommodate future needs.
Thursday, Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority entered into an agreement with four other area utility authorities to pay the $75,000 cost of installing the casings at the time of construction.
"If we don’t put them in now, when we do have to put them in it’ll probably cost $300,000 instead of $75,000," Pepper’s Ferry Executive Director Clarke Wallcraft said.
The casings would be installed on the 114 bridge approaches and the railroad bridge to accommodate any future utilities that may be run in that area. Two of the casings will be on the Pulaski County side of the bridge and a third will be on the Montgomery County side, along the trestle.
Pepper’s Ferry will pay $12,500 to join the project, but the funding can be spread out over a three-year period.
Wallcraft said he doesn’t know whether the authority will ever need to use the casings, but he urged the Board of Directors to participate in the project.
"I think it would be a good thing, from a regional perspective, to participate in this project," he said. (Authority) involvement benefits everyone because the cost goes down for each participant."
The original participation cost for Pepper’s Ferry, when the project was contemplated months ago, was $7,500. Wallcraft said the increase in the authority’s share is the result of two other potential parties dropping out.
However, he also noted that the original cost of the whole project had been $125,000. Since it was a little pricey, he noted the group chose to scale back the project "to get the cost down to a more reasonable figure."
Board member Robert Asbury, a Radford City representative on the authority, indicated support for the project, saying, "future availability is a good investment."
The authority voted 7-0 (Chairman Doyle Barton was absent) in favor of joining the project.
The project cost will be shared by Montgomery County Public Service Authority (PSA), $12,500; Pulaski County PSA, $25,000; and Blacksburg, Christiansburg, VPI Water Authority ($25,000).
New River Planning District Commission will be a non-paying participant. Should other parties need to use the utility casings at any time, the original participating members will be reimbursed an appropriate share of their cost, including interest.

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Casings will be on 114 bridge

Whenever highway officials are able to finish the Route 114 bridge project, utility casings will be included in order to accommodate future needs.
Thursday, Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority entered into an agreement with four other area utility authorities to pay the $75,000 cost of installing the casings at the time of construction.
"If we don’t put them in now, when we do have to put them in it’ll probably cost $300,000 instead of $75,000," Pepper’s Ferry Executive Director Clarke Wallcraft said.
The casings would be installed on the 114 bridge approaches and the railroad bridge to accommodate any future utilities that may be run in that area. Two of the casings will be on the Pulaski County side of the bridge and a third will be on the Montgomery County side, along the trestle.
Pepper’s Ferry will pay $12,500 to join the project, but the funding can be spread out over a three-year period.
Wallcraft said he doesn’t know whether the authority will ever need to use the casings, but he urged the Board of Directors to participate in the project.
"I think it would be a good thing, from a regional perspective, to participate in this project," he said. (Authority) involvement benefits everyone because the cost goes down for each participant."
The original participation cost for Pepper’s Ferry, when the project was contemplated months ago, was $7,500. Wallcraft said the increase in the authority’s share is the result of two other potential parties dropping out.
However, he also noted that the original cost of the whole project had been $125,000. Since it was a little pricey, he noted the group chose to scale back the project "to get the cost down to a more reasonable figure."
Board member Robert Asbury, a Radford City representative on the authority, indicated support for the project, saying, "future availability is a good investment."
The authority voted 7-0 (Chairman Doyle Barton was absent) in favor of joining the project.
The project cost will be shared by Montgomery County Public Service Authority (PSA), $12,500; Pulaski County PSA, $25,000; and Blacksburg, Christiansburg, VPI Water Authority ($25,000).
New River Planning District Commission will be a non-paying participant. Should other parties need to use the utility casings at any time, the original participating members will be reimbursed an appropriate share of their cost, including interest.

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