Road dedicated in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A major industrial road was dedicated Friday after receiving improvements.

A ribbon cutting was held for the Andrews Avenue Industrial Parkway. Andrews Avenue has been repaved, with new curbs and sidewalks installed and new entry accesses.

A member of the Andrews Avenue business group said it’s been decades since the road has been repaved.

“I think this is a sleeping giant down here. We have properties that are empty that are available.  In fact, some of the empty buildings have been bought up by existing businesses here,” said business owner Dave Adams.

Adams said the road’s deplorable condition affected some of the businesses.

“We had one business move out a few years ago. They made glass and when they would have a shipment come in, the glass would be broken. When the shipment went out, it did not always make it. They could not always count on the material being right,” he said.

Youngstown’s Public Works Department helped fund the project.

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