Huron Memorial Bridge to get upgrades

City planners directed $176,000 toward cosmetic enhancements on the Huron Memorial Bridge on Cleveland Road (U.S. 6)
Andy Ouriel
Mar 24, 2014
Huron  officials plan to spend to spruce up a popular corridor.

City planners directed $176,000 toward cosmetic enhancements on the Huron Memorial Bridge on Cleveland Road (U.S. 6). Some planned upgrades on this portion of the bridge between Artino Ford and River Road include:

•Replacing light poles.

•Repainting the railing. 

•Power washing highway blockades.

Design work starts this year with all work expected to be completed by next year. Huron taxpayers are fronting $86,000 with the remaining $90,000 coming from state coffers. Future plans call for adding flowers and plants in and around this area. “We’re just going to make it look more modern,” Huron city manager Andy White said. “We’re going to complement the redevelopment efforts that are there”

Improving the bridge circles back to Huron’s $9 million master plan — a decadelong blueprint aimed at luring businesses while persuading people to stay and move into Huron.

Other improvements, either recently completed or scheduled, to improve safety along Huron’s roadways include:

•Widening Rye Beach Road by Ohio 2. 

•Paving Jim Campbell Boulevard.

•Creating a 20-foot-wide bike path running parallel to U.S. 6 and stretching from Huron High School to Woodlands Intermediate School.

•Possibly adding a traffic roundabout at Berlin and Cleveland Roads near Marconi’s Italian Restaurant.

•Scheduling to install sidewalks on Ohio 13 from U.S. 6 to Thunderbird Hills Golf Course.

Comments

Huron_1969

Repaving the pot hole roads should take priority over cosmetics

wally44824

This could be a question for the mailbag as well, but instead of spending $86,000 on unnecessary cosmetic work, I suggest Mr. White invest that money on a new vehicle to pick up leaves in the fall. Wasn't the original plan (once funds became available) to replace the one that "broke" (if it really did) a few years ago?

Justwow

Fix the roads Andy! Come on, use your head. You think by making things look pretty, more people will be attracted to Huron???? You are wrong.... take care of the citizens of Huron once that drive the crap roads daily.....

Justwow

Fix the roads Andy! Come on, use your head. You think by making things look pretty, more people will be attracted to Huron???? You are wrong.... take care of the citizens of Huron once that drive the crap roads daily.....

Fibber Mcgee

Is this also information that is going to be in the 20 page mag. that the city is wasting some 20,000 dollars on to inform the residents of Huron
on how the money is being spent?

SoldOnAcorns

Nothing like putting putting lip stick on a pig Andy ! Just like Fabens Park....nice parking lot and a walkway to be built around the baseball diamonds...However, the fields have no drainage and the concession stand is in BFE in proximity to the fields. Maybe get some input from "real people" in the community before these decisions are made. Afterall the "real people" in the community are the very one's that pay your salary and foot the bill for these "upgrades".

Restless1

If people want input they should go to the meetings.

SoldOnAcorns

I have...it's a flat out joke. They write suggestions down and look like a panel of bobbleheads !

Huron_1969

I respectfully disagree. I attended several city council meetings last year and was very impressed how well they work together and communicate. The council demonstrated to me they are diligent and follow-up on all matters large and small. How you came to the conclusion it's a joke and panel of bobbleheads is your right, but I just don't see it that way

Hollie Newton

Open the walking path at the old Con Agra site!

holysee

You could take the money and invest it in my rare coin fund.
I guarantee a huge return to make Huron even prettier than proposed, and since I'm a Respected Repiglican, eye can be trusted and everything is on the up and up!

Pterocarya frax...

Thanks for the info, Mr. Tom Noe. Do you have some beanie babies to invest in also?