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LEETONIA



Published: Mon, June 18, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Motorists should expect detours and delays.

By NANCY TULLIS

VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU

LEETONIA -- Two 12-inch waterlines are the latest in a series of construction projects in the village, and residents are feeling the growing pains.

Walnut, Washington and Main streets will be affected, with sections of each closed as work progresses, village administrator Gary Phillipssaid. Residents on the affected streets will have access to their homes, he said.

"All we can ask is that people try to be patient and avoid the construction areas as much as possible," he said. "When the dust settles, people will be pleased, but right now it's chaos."

He said motorists should expect detours and delays and watch for heavy equipment.

Miller-Yount Paving Inc. of Cortland has the $567,841 contract for a 12-inch, high-pressure line from the village water tower to the industrial park and the $94,538 contract for a 12-inch line from Walnut to Main that will be connected to the water system in the future.

Priority: Phillips said the supply line is being installed beside the 12-inch main while the street is torn up. He said providing water to the developing industrial park is the priority project now.

Miller-Yount began the 120-day project last week, Phillips said. From Main Street to the industrial park, the waterline will be installed along the north side of state Route 344, he said.

The industrial park is on Route 344 on the southwest side of the village. Work continues on the first construction in the park, an expansion plant for General Extrusions Inc. of Boardman. Company officials hope to have the plant operational this fall with about 35 employees.

J.S. Paris Excavating Inc. of Boardman will soon begin extending water and sewer lines and adding more roads within the industrial park, a $112,262 project.




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