Sunday, April 8, 2018
More than $1 million in construction projects are slated to begin in the city this summer, according to the 2018 budget.
Though the total cost of the projects is more than $1 million, most are only partially funded by the city, with grants from the state paying for the bulk of the work.
Mayor Terry Stocker said the first projects will begin midsummer.
State Route 289 will be resurfaced from the city’s border with Lowellville to Bridge Street. The project will cost $320,000, with $256,000 covered by an Ohio Department of Transportation grant.
An additional six streets will be resurfaced using an Ohio Public Works Commission grant and money generated from a resurfacing and road maintenance levy passed in 2014.
The project will cost $383,000, with Struthers paying $236,000, and the OPWC covering the remainder.
Midlothian Boulevard will also receive resurfacing work thanks to a collaboration between the city and Youngstown. Struthers is responsible for the southern portion of Midlothian running from state Route 170 to 5th Street. The city’s engineer’s estimate says Struthers will be responsible for $90,000 of the $168,000 project.