$9.3 million worth of stimulus projects on fast track

YOUNGSTOWN — Work is expected to begin by next summer on $9.3 million worth of Mahoning and Trumbull county transportation projects funded with federal stimulus money.

The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments’ technical advisory committee on Tuesday recommended 14 projects for the two counties. The list must be approved by Eastgate’s finance/executive committee.

Another 10 projects were recommended to receive funding if some of the 14 come in lower in cost than expected or incur hurdles that slow their completion.

The projects had to be “quick hit” projects ready or nearly ready to go to construction, said Ken Sympson, Eastgate program manager.

As the metropolitan planning organization for the two counties, Eastgate is administering the federal stimulus money for transportation projects.

Read more in Wednesday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

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