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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.”


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1joly1584(22 comments)posted 5 years, 2 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(1079 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

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

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3metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Well they should just tear the whole road out and do it all over again. put a road bed under there next time and hey would not ahve to repave it every 2 years.

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4Pedaler10(1 comment)posted 5 years, 2 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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5aeparish(669 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

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

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6metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

id dthe airforce come in overnight and used our raods for bombing practice? it looks like it on almsot every rad you try to drive on Turner Road jsut after Kirk raod is so bad you have to drive at 2 miles per hourr and even then you get a bone jarring ride. that was not like that a week ago.

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7Tugboat(759 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

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

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8metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

I think Marisco as Altimzers. He is way too old for the job.

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9TheLostPatrol(748 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Maybe we ought to fill the potholes in this county with our property tax statements!!!

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10metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

or with poloticians.

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11aeparish(669 comments)posted 5 years, 2 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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12metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

And then wonder why they claim they have no money to do anytihng.

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13baboo(43 comments)posted 5 years, 2 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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14metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Yeah they would have to lose most of the roads and sicne that would lead to a mess they can't do that. 8 weeks seems like it is way too long to me.

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15metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

no one seems to be doing anytihng to fix their roads anymore until a county truckgegts damaged when they hit a pothole,go figure.

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16TheLostPatrol(748 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

They must have dropped a few "Bunker Bombs" on South Turner Road near Meanderwood Entrance during the last enemy strike; it took out the whole road!

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17metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

yeah that area is a real mess.

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18baboo(43 comments)posted 5 years, 2 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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19metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

and they use the cheapest materails they can find. Instead of the aggergate beinf pea sized it is the size of walnuts now which makes it eaiser for water to get in and freeze and form a new crop of potholes. That would not happen if they used better assphult.

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20girardguy(7 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month 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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21metz87(884 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Well tha means we have to jsut live with them doing a crappy job of maintaning our roads then?

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