Planned roundabout in Boardman to be installed in 2014

POLAND — The Mahoning County commissioners approved an $1,875 contract with Bowman Appraisal Services to perform appraisals of lawn areas the county must purchase to install a one-lane roundabout (traffic circle) designed to improve traffic movement and safety at Mathews and Sheridan roads in Boardman.

The entire intersection will close for 60 to 90 days for the installation, which is planned for next summer to minimize the impact on school buses, said Patrick Ginnetti, county engineer at the commissioners’ meeting today.

Ginnetti expressed concern, however, about traffic congestion during that time as bridge work proceeds at the Interstate 680 and U.S. Route 224 interchange. Mathews Road, which goes under I-680, provides one of several available detours during the interchange project.

When the roundabout is completed, there will be no traffic lights or stop signs in the Mathews-Sheridan intersection.

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