City to do two paving jobs with stimulus money

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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