Long-term road closings announced

Published: Wed, June 4, 2014 @ 12:02 a.m.

By Peter H. Milliken



The Mahoning County Engineer’s office has announced two long-term road closings this summer.

The intersection of Mathews and Sheridan roads in Boardman will close for 45 days beginning June 16 for installation of a traffic circle known as a roundabout.

Traffic for Mathews Road will be detoured along South Avenue, Lake Park Road, Midlothian Boulevard and state Route 170.

Traffic for Sheridan Road will be detoured along Johnston Place, state Route 170 and Wingate Road.

The county commissioners awarded the $696,693 contract to build the one-lane traffic circle to Parella-Pannunzio Inc. of Austintown.

The project, funded by federal money and local gasoline-tax revenues, is designed to improve traffic flow and safety. When it is completed, there will be no traffic lights or stop signs in the intersection, which now has a traffic light.

Lake Park Boulevard between Bandy and Oyster roads in Smith Township will close for 60 days beginning Monday for bridge painting and rehabilitation work.

Traffic will be detoured along Bandy, Alliance-Sebring and Oyster roads.

The Lake Park Boulevard bridge over the Mahoning River is one of six major bridges to be painted and rehabilitated in a $2,026,000 contract the commissioners awarded to APBN Inc. of Campbell.

The company will sandblast away rust and old paint before applying primer and new paint to the bridges to prolong the life of the bridges, said county Engineer Patrick T. Ginnetti.

Eighty percent of the money for this project comes from federal funds, and 20 percent is from local revenues from the gasoline tax and license-plate fees.

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