Youngstown approves a $332,569 contract to improve a portion of Glenwood Avenue

By David Skolnick

By David Skolnick


The city’s board of control awarded a $332,569 contract to a Girard company for a Glenwood Avenue improvement project between Falls and Warren avenues.

Diorio Paving will start the job in the next 30 to 45 days and take up to 45 days to complete, said Charles Shasho, deputy director of the city’s public works department.

The engineer’s estimate for the work was $467,773. Five of the six companies bidding for the project submitted proposals below the estimate. Diorio’s proposal was the least expensive.

The project is along 0.7 of a mile on Glenwood between Falls and Warren. It includes paving, installing additional curbs and curb cuts.

The state is paying 80 percent of the project’s cost with the rest paid by the city.

There will be lane restrictions during the project, but Glenwood will not be closed, Shasho said.

This is the second phase of improvement work on Glenwood Avenue. In 2010, Glenwood from Mahoning to Falls avenues, about 0.75 of a mile, was paved.

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