Seymour, In.— The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced guardrail contractors that will be responsible for on-call repairs along area highways.James H. Drew Corporation of Indianapolis will replace damaged guardrail and end treatments within 14 days of notification “along various roads throughout the Seymour District” through October, 2019, under a $784,563 contract.Specialties Company LLC of Indianapolis will maintain and repair guardrail “along I-64, I-65 and I-265 at various locations” through next October under a $525,000 contract.C-Tech Corporation of Boggstown will maintain and repair guardrail “along I-74, I-275 and State Road 1 at various locations” through next October under a $598,860 contract.Guardrail and energy-absorbing end treatments are in place to keep vehicles from straying off the road into fixed obstacles and roadside hazards or from swerving across the median into oncoming traffic. They are designed to redirect errant vehicles with minimal damage to the car or truck. Rails bend, posts give way, end sections collapse—all designed to lessen impact to the vehicle.Statewide, INDOT is responsible for approximately 2,400 miles of guardrail installations along state and interstate highways.This year (2018), Indiana has $3,442,014 in maintenance contracts with outside service providers to repair or replace damaged guardrail along state roadways.In addition, INDOT reports $836,673 in internal charges for in-house labor and materials expenses this year for damaged guardrail, end treatments and attenuators.
Nigeria’s most successful club, Enyimba International will today go toe to toe with Rivers United in a rescheduled high stakes Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) contest.Enyimba will move into second place with a win while United will move up to joint third if they tear the form books to shreds and record a shock win at the Peoples’ Elephant’s cauldron of hate and noise.Rivers United have lost just once all season, a 0-1 reverse against FC Ifeanyiubah on November 17 in Nnewi.The Pride of Rivers will however face their toughest test of the season against an Enyimba side flying both domestically and on the continent. Enyimba FC Enyimba are riding the crest of a wave following Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Ivoirian club, San Pedro in the CAF Confederation Cup and head coach of the Aba club, Usman Abdallah expects United to make things ‘difficult’ for his side.“This is a derby and it is going to be dicey,” Abdallah told the official Rivers United FC website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng.“They will come here and try to make it difficult for us, as usual but we’ve already known (what they will do) and that is why we have been working hard,” he said.Enyimba have a fearsome record at home. They have won all (three) games played at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba this season.No team have scored more goals (eight) at home than Enyimba this season and the Aba club have won all three games played in the Commercial city this term.Theophilus Afelokhai is likely to start in goal for Enyimba with Daniel Darkwah, Andrew Abalogu, Ifeanyi Anaemena and Rueben Ogbonnaya all favoured to start in a four-man defence.Oluwadamilare Olatunji and Austin Oladapo are likely to be saddled with the duties of protecting the back four and breaking up the opposition’s play with Stanley Dimgba, Samson Obi and Rueben Bala providing the creative juice and supporting the gangly Victo Mbaoma who will likely operate as the lone man upfront.Abdallah will have Anayo Iwuala, Cyril Olisema and the dangerous Martins Usule (who scored against San Pedro on Sunday) to call upon should things not go according to script early on.Rivers United are however extremely solid away from home and have conceded just once on their travels (three matches) this season.United’s Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma is confident heading into Thursday’s contest.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram