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Chunk of New Road closed for road repairs

Published: Fri, February 13, 2009 @ 1:28 p.m.

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.”


1joly1584(25 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Will Austintown/Mahoning County fix the drainage system to prevent future problems with the road? Or will they just keep spending money repairing the road?

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2valleyred(1103 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Thank God. I almost killed myself going over that bump!

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3Pedaler10(1 comment)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

The roads in Austintown are just the worst (other than Youngstown's). Outmoded as can be, but yet more cheapo houses, condos and apartments sprout up, not to mention fast food stuff and businesses that used to be in Youngstown. Tax dollars must be lining somebody's pockets because they sure aren't going to the roads.

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4aeparish(669 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

You're not kidding. Idaho is probably one of the worst, too. I hope it's next.

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5Tugboat(759 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Mahoning County degrades the currency of the word "engineer."

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6aeparish(669 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Lost, they could do that.

Or they could just fill them with the actual, physical money that people spend on property taxes. Either way, they're still wasting money by patching those holes week after week.

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7baboo(43 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Potholes pose a hazard to the public and the road will be closed until repairs are made!

It is nice to see someone from the transportation department fixing a road condition problem. Maybe she can run for engineer in the city of Warren. The only problem with that would be the closing of 3/4 of the city streets. If the road conditions don't improve, the city counsel should approve an ordinance allowing off road vehicles on city streets.

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8baboo(43 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Welcome to the valley. After years of kickbacks from the construction companies to the county engineer departments, the potholes are finally taking their toll. How many time over years did this graft go on? When the paving companies were contracted to lay down 3 inches of asphalt and only laid down two inches while bribing the inspector. It's no surprise that our local roads rival 3rd world countries.

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9girardguy(7 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Face it pot holes are a fact of life. This is especially true here in Northeast Ohio where they do salt and clear the roads. I have lived for a long time in North Dakota prior to moving back this winter, and while the pot holes are a nuisance it is much better than in ND where they don't treat the roads, and there are tons of vehicles in the ditch after each winter weather event. I agree that driving sensibly is the answer, but I would much rather dodge pot holes than roll my verhicle on untreated roads.

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