Chunk of New Road closed for road repairs

AUSTINTOWN — A section of New Road, between Raccoon and Meridian roads, will be closed until permanent road repairs can be made.

Marilyn Kenner, Mahoning County’s chief deputy engineer, said a faulty drainage system in a bend on New Road has been causing pothole and water drainage problems for some time.

The road closed Thursday, and she said the road will stay closed for six to eight weeks, until permanent fixes to the drainage system can be made.

“We can’t keep enough cold mix down because of the drainage problem,” Kenner said. “We closed it down because it poses a hazard to the public.”

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