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Cleveland Road resurfacing project started Monday

Cary Ashby • Jul 17, 2019 at 9:00 PM

The intersection of Cleveland and Old State roads became quite a flurry of activity Monday.

Crews started a $283,000 resurfacing project on Cleveland Road. It is a joint venture between Huron County and the city of Norwalk. 

“We are going to split the cost with the city,” Huron County Engineer Lee Tansey said.

Kokosing Construction Co. Inc. is the main contractor and is receiving help from BOCA Construction Inc. and Pat Riley Trucking Ltd. Tansey said crews are grinding the top two inches of the asphalt before repaving begins. The project will run eastbound on Cleveland Road from Old State Road to slightly past the Maple City Ice Co.

“(ODOT) will pick up where we leave off,” Tansey said, referring to a resurfacing project scheduled for next summer. “We should be done by the end of next week.”

Phase III of the Old State Road improvement and widening project is underway from Akron to Cleveland roads. It will cost the city $500,000.

“They are digging the curb on the west side of the road as we speak,” said Wally Ritchie, Norwalk interim public works director. “The storm sewer is done.”

Grinding and paving will happen after the curb work has been completed. 

Ritchie said the weather hasn’t caused any major delays and since the major part of the project — installing the storm sewer is done — “it should go pretty quick.” He expects the work to take about “three more weeks.”

“(Old State) Road is closed during work hours. It opens back up at night and on the weekends,” Ritchie said.

Cleveland Road will remain open while the work is being done.

“One lane at all times. Expect minor delays. If you can avoid it, that would be great. Be mindful of the workers,” Tansey said.

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