Mahoning commissioners award pact for bridge work in Struthers

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County commissioners today awarded a $417,955 contract to Marucci & Gaffney Excavating Inc. for improvements to the bridge that carries Lowellville Road over Yellow Creek in Struthers.

The rehabilitation of the 60-year-old, 50-foot-long, single-span steel-and-concrete bridge is a joint effort of Mill Creek MetroParks, the city of Struthers and the county.

The two-lane bridge, which carries about 8,000 vehicles daily, is at the main entrance to Yellow Creek Park. MetroParks leases the park from Struthers.

The project awarded this morning includes installation of a new deck surface, curbs, sidewalks and railings on the bridge, together with decorative lights on the bridge and in part of the nearby downtown area.

It also includes installation of a pedestrian overlook at Bridge Street and Lowellville Road and widening of the park entrance.

The federal government is providing 80 percent of the funding for the project, with the remainder coming from county funds.

For the complete story, read Friday's Vindicator and

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