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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