Road bump to be leveled

A stretch of recently paved road will be getting a second look after complaints about a sudden hump that has appeared.

The area in question is along Route 165 in Green Township, about a half mile east of Route 62. The stretch of roadway was repaved this summer as part of a nearly $3 million resurfacing project for state roads in southern Mahoning County.

Vehicles can be seen rising up as they pass over the spot and township trustees are concerned motorists might swerve into oncoming traffic to miss it. Township officials notified ODOT, and Public Information Officer Brent Kovacs said they are aware of the problem and have plans to correct it.

“When projects start to wind down, we go and double-check everything. How’s the ride for motorists and if there’s any bumps anywhere. For whatever reason that bump happens. We go back at the end of the project and grind those bumps,” said Kovacs. “It’s a normal thing we do at the end of the project, and we’ll be addressing this bump on 165 here in the next couple of weeks.”

The entire project, which includes parts of Routes 14, 164 and 165, should be complete by September.

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