Gas industry paves the way

Paving budget

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More roads in Mahoning County will get paved because of the oil and natural gas industry.

The Mahoning County Engineers Office reached a Road Use Management Agreement with Halcon. The company plans to construct a well pad on New Road, which will require them to strengthen the haul routes on New Road and Mahoning Avenue in North Jackson.

Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti said both Halcon and NiSource in Springfield Township are going above and beyond the requirements in the county’s RUMA language.

“Typically, damage appears in the outer wheel path. Rather than fixing the outer wheel path, they’re coming in and reconstructing the entire road and paving full width. This way, we have a full driving surface when it’s over,” said Ginnetti.

The RUMA projects in North Jackson with Halcon and the one in Springfield Township with NiSource are worth nearly $2 million each, more than doubling the county engineer’s annual budget of $1.5 million.

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