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City to do two paving jobs with stimulus money

Published: Tue, April 13, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m.

Without federal stimulus dollars, it would be years before Youngstown could pay for improvement projects to two main gateways into its downtown, a city official said.

But thanks to about $816,000 from the stimulus fund — also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — the projects will be done this summer, said Charles T. Shasho, the city’s deputy director of public works.

The resurfacing projects are: East Federal Street from Walnut Street to the Crab Creek overpass, just west of Wilson Avenue; and Glenwood Avenue between Mahoning and Falls avenues.

“Without the stimulus funds, we would have had to space out these projects over a number of years,” Shasho said today.

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1georgejeanie(1544 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

Do you think the city can find an honest paving company to the job right, or is it going to be like everything else? Let us make sure we get the correct amount of asphalt put down, just like the contract calls for, proper drainage so we do not have pot holes next cold season.

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2mcluvin(72 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

I love the first assumption that you make is that the job will be done poorly. You are clueless. All material on ODOT projects is tested. Does some of the material fail prematurely? Yes they cant test every crumb of asphalt. Tell me are you one of the idiots that think that they only put down an inch of asphalt but get paid for 3"? The contractor is one of the best in the state. On local projects they only put down 1.5" of asphalt. If it lasts 7 years they are doing well. Also every drop of asphalt is accounted for. Don't be so negative.

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3dagoat64(38 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

What ever happened to simple construction signs? Why do we need these huge signs that say"Look at me, I am big daddy government spending all this money from all fortunate to have a job and pay taxes.". Give me a break..

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4ricnsherri(41 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

It was in the stimulus bill, they tried to take it out and failed.

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5UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

Tax & Spend at it's worst. Everyone knows that the contractors cheat Mahoning County jobs and everyone looks the other way because the inspectors are filling their pockets with the taxpayers cash and copntractor gifts to look the other way. Case in point - how many times have they re-done the bridge on I-80 over the Meander Resevoir.

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6madasheck(64 comments)posted 6 years, 3 months ago

pavement lasts 7 years????
Somebody better call the warranty department about I 680

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