By Ed Runyan
Trumbull County commissioners approved paving projects to be carried out on six roads during the second half of 2014 and three bridge projects in 2015.
The roads will be improved starting in late summer 2014 and continuing through Thanksgiving, according to the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office. The projects, which will cost $1.25 million, are:
North Road in the northwest quadrant of Howland Township from Reeves Road to North River Road.
Warren-Sharon Road in the central east quadrant of Brookfield Township from Yankee Run Road east to the Pennsylvania line.
Bedford Road in the southeast quadrant of Brookfield Township from Stewart-Sharon Road northwest to state Route 82.
Deforest Road on the border of Howland and Weathersfield townships from state Route 169 to North Road.
West Park Avenue in the northwest quadrant of Weathersfield Township, from the Lordstown village limits east to Austintown-Warren Road.
North Leavitt Road in the central west quadrant of Warren Township, from West Market Street north to the Warren city limits near U.S. Route 422.
Commissioners also approved two bridge projects that will be carried out in the spring of 2015. They are:
Lordstown Bridge No. 16, on Newton Falls Bailey Road, about 1,850 feet east of Wood-Lenhart Road. It is over a tributary of Duck Creek.
Warren Township Bridge No. 5, on Palmyra Road, about 670 feet northeast of Hewitt Gifford Road. It is over Duck Creek.
The cost of the two projects is $1.6 million, with $1.2 million coming from a federal grant and $320,000 coming from a zero-percent state loan.
Approval also was made for replacement of the Hubbard Township No. 12 bridge on Chestnut Ridge Road, which will take place in late spring of 2015. Cost is $1.5 million, including a federal grant of $1.2 million and $300,000 zero-percent state loan.