HUBBARD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – On July 6, two roads in Trumbull County will close for bridge replacement work.
The bridges on Palmyra Road in Warren Township and Chestnut Ridge Road in Hubbard Township are old. Trumbull County Assistant Highway Superintendent Tom Klejka said they have well-exceeded their life spans.
“They were both rated very bad. I believe they were, I know the Hubbard bridge was a five and I’m pretty sure the Palmyra Road one was a five as well, which is the worst rating they could have,” Klejka said.
Plans to rebuild both of them have been in the works for years and are being paid for with the help of the federal government. The projects are not expected to last long, with a projected completion date at the end of October 2015. Klejka said weather permitting, it could even be finished sooner.
These latest closures come as a bridge shut down in 2009 on Olive Street nears completion. For residents who live in McDonald, it means a shorter commute to Niles.
Abby Peters said she is looking forward to the day the bridge reopens because she goes to Niles frequently.
“I have to go all the way around, across the railroad tracks into Niles. And to go that way it takes me about 15 minutes, whereas before it would take maybe five to seven minutes, so that will be great to be a shorter route,” Peters said.