YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – As local road crews are already looking ahead to dealing with snow and ice this winter, a pair of significant construction projects in the area should be finished in the next few weeks.
Work crews continue re-paving a stretch of Western Reserve Road between Hitchcock Road in Boardman to just west of Tippecanoe.
Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti is overseeing the project after obtaining a federal highway grant to pay for it.
While the job should be completed next week, drivers will have to leave themselves a little extra time to get through the area.
“Obviously any construction project, especially one with that much traffic running through is gonna cause some delays and inconvenience,” Ginnetti said. “But as soon as it’s done, it’s gonna be a much smoother ride.”
At the same time as the Western Reserve project, crews are re-paving a portion of Mahoning Avenue and Lipkey Road in Jackson Township.
That job was paid for with funds from the Ohio Turnpike Commission to mitigate storm water runoff in the area coming from the toll road.
Ginnetti said paving should be finished in a couple of weeks.