May 23 public meeting to discuss permanently closing a downtown street


YOUNGSTOWN

The city is having a May 23 public meeting to discuss permanently closing a downtown street to vehicular traffic and turning it into a pedestrian entertainment area.

The street being considered is North Phelps Street from West Federal to West Commerce streets, which has been closed since January for a $943,000 project for the installation of an AT&T duct bank containing telephone conduits and the rerouting of telephone lines, including about 20,000 splices.

The city still needs to replace a 24-inch sanitary sewer line on that street as well as new gas and waterlines, new sidewalks, streetlights and other streetscape improvement.

City officials will talk about the proposal and get public input at a 5 p.m. May 23 meeting at the Covelli Centre’s YSU Community Room.

Also, questions and comments concerning the proposal may be submitted in writing no later than June 14 to Charles Shasho, deputy director of public works, 26 S. Phelps St, Youngstown, Ohio 44503 or by email at cshasho@youngstownohio.gov

For the complete story, read Tuesday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

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