Construction to continue, begin on Market Street

By Josh Stipanovich


Motorists heading north on Market Street toward Youngstown already have experienced lane restrictions due to Dominion East Ohio’s pipeline replacement project.

But on the horizon, the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for another construction project on Market.

Brent Kovacs, ODOT District 4 public information officer, said anyone traveling south on Market Street toward North Lima should plan accordingly.

One lane will be maintained for drainage work between Boardman Boulevard and Karago Avenue starting July 29 through the end of September.

Kovacs said ODOT’s $700,000 project is to make drainage improvements between the two roads off Market Street.

The pipeline replacement project, meanwhile, is a part of Dominion’s overall $4 billion, 25-year Pipeline Infrastructure Replacement project, launched in mid-2008, to replace more than 5,500 miles of Dominion’s 22,000-mile pipeline system.

The company is replacing 11,000 feet of steel pipe on Market Street and Cadillac Drive.

As a part of the project, Dominion will be shutting gas off to 60 commercial and six residential customers for one to three hours. Dominion plans to contact customers one to two days ahead of time.

Work began on May 28 and was initially expected to finish on July 21. Neil Durbin, senior communications specialist for Dominion, said that due to inclement weather, the project has been pushed back to Aug. 1.

Kovacs said the two projects shouldn’t slow the work between both companies down because of location.

“All in all, it will work out,” Kovacs said.

Boardman Boulevard and Karago Avenue are south of U.S. Route 224, and the Dominion project is north of 224 closer to Shields Road.

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