Work on Salem roads begins

The project began with 10th and 11th streets and Painters Road being resurfaced

A portion of 89 streets in Salem are going to be resurfaced.

SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – A portion of 89 streets in Salem are going to be resurfaced.

Voters in Salem approved a 0.25 percent levy for road, sewers and sidewalk improvements. It was originally proposed to upgrade 69 streets, but city leaders said there was enough funding to complete 20 more roadways.

The project began with 10th and 11th streets and Painters Road being resurfaced.

Salem Mayor John Berlin said crews are working as quickly and efficiently as possible so as not to cause many traffic disruptions.

“Some of the streets have parking, which will be restricted while grinding and repaving, so it will be a nuisance for the people who travel those streets or live on them. But ultimately, the outcome will be something everybody is looking forward to,” he said.

Mayor Berlin said the project will cost around $3 million. He said the work won’t affect any of the roads around this weekend’s Super Cruise.

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