Mill Creek MetroParks seeks public comment on bridge rehab


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Mill Creek MetroParks has some improvements planned for a bridge named for the iconic Idora Park.

This summer, the MetroParks will rehabilitate the Idora Bridge, located on East Park Drive north of U.S. Route 62.

The project will include cleaning the bridge’s stone abutments, wing walls and retaining walls; replacing a timber railing; extending a concrete sidewalk, timber posts and railing; replacing concrete curb; installing a catch basin and headwall; resurfacing the bridge deck and pavement; and other items, according to a MetroParks news release.

The estimated $250,000 construction cost will be 80 percent funded through a Federal Highway Administration Surface Transportation Program grant.

During construction, the bridge will remain open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, but will be closed to vehicles for up to 45 days. Information about construction, lane restrictions, the bridge closure, and a detour route will be posted at the bridge, along East Park Drive, and at www.millcreekmetroparks.org before construction begins.

Access to Lanterman’s Mill and other MetroParks facilities will remain opening during the project.

The MetroParks is seeking public comments about the social, environmental and economic impacts of the project.

All comments should be directed to Mill Creek MetroParks, Re: Park Planner Andrew Steingass, P.O. Box 596, Canfield, OH 44406. Comments also can be called in to 330-702-3000, faxed to 330-702-3010 or emailed to steingass@millcreekmetroparks.org.

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