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Paving projects get the go ahead

Andy Ouriel • Jul 13, 2015 at 9:54 PM

Sandusky city commissioners agreed to steer money toward smoothing out two busy, bumpy streets.

Commissioners voted 7-0 a week ago to spend about $202,000 in local funds so construction workers can pave a couple thoroughfares.

The state is also chipping in an additional $279,000 for these projects, with the total project collectively totaling about $481,000.    Both projects should start in April and must finish by October. Here are the major details provided by state transportation spokeswoman Christine Myers:

U.S. 250

•WHERE: From the intersection of Cleveland Road (U.S. 6) and Sycamore Line to 48th Street. The project includes paving both sides of the Milan Road overpass.

•FALLOUT: A minimum of one lane of traffic will be open at all times.

•TRAFFIC COUNT: An average of 7,800 drivers access this corridor each day.

Ohio 4

•WHERE: From the intersection of Hayes Avenue and West Park Street, continuing on Columbus Avenue up until the East Washington Street (U.S. 6) intersection.

•FALLOUT: A minimum of one lane of traffic will be open at all times.

•TRAFFIC COUNT: An average of 6,200 drivers access this corridor each day.

Paving U.S. 250 in Sandusky jibes with an initiative improving the entire corridor spanning in the 44870 ZIP code.

This past summer, state transportation officials announced a $32 million enhancement construction project along U.S. 250.

Slated to begin in May 2015, the 4-mile-long project — spanning from U.S. 6 to East Bogart Road — aims to:

•Add sidewalks on both sides of the street.

•Create new turn lanes at busy intersections.

•Widen intersections and curbs.

•Make traffic signs more visible.

Work will occur at night, with at least one lane in each direction remaining open.

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