Paving projects get the go ahead

Commissioners ok spending $202,000
Andy Ouriel
Mar 17, 2014
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.

Comments

Bogtrotter

What about the rest of the city?

Babo

You know the only areas that matter are the roads funneling tourists to and from Cedar Point and through Sandusky as quickly as possible.

Dwight K.

While the city fixes the streets businesses should get the parking lots fixed

donutsh0pguy

Chipping in an additional $240,000.00 from their EMS fund the Sandusky Fire Department! Laying off four firefighters because they can't access their EMS fund Sandusky Fire Department.

"Save City Services Tax the Tourist"

phroggy

Meanwhile, Pipe Street will remain in disarray.

Fireside

Idea... instead of MORE TAX how about a fire district? One Chief in Erie County. Joint purchase of training and equipment. I'm not a firefighter but those are some ideas. Any ideas from the firefighters other than RAISE TAXES or TAX THE TOURIST ?

donutsh0pguy

Like you said you are not a firefighter stick to selling ice cream.

donutsh0pguy

Like you said you are not a firefighter stick to selling ice cream.

donutsh0pguy

Yes I have great idea. DON'T LET someone with NO FIREFIGHTING experience choose the NEW Fire Chief! If we need a new ice cream maker or a new mop bucket those two would be my two top choices. other then that tax are natural resource the tourist.

"Save City Services Tax the Tourist"

DGMutley

Why are all the cement streets in Sandusky like a Roller Coaster? I know that we are the Roller Coaster Capital of the World but lets leave that up to Cedar Point!

Over 5 to 10 mph on these streets and the car bobs up and down so much you can't control it!