State Route 598 Widening
The City has received Federal and State funding to assist in widening a total of 1.16 miles of State Route 598, from Carter Drive north to Brandt Road. The new width will accommodate a center turn lane through the entire section of road way.
In 2020, the land acquisition process will begin in order to ensure there is enough right-of-way secured for the project. The engineering will be completed and any conflicting utilities will be relocated.
The Federal and State funding for the project becomes available in July of 2021.
Click here to watch an overview video about the project.
Urban Paving - State Route 19
ODOT has approved a contract for the resurfacing of Harding Way/State Route 19 within the entire city limits. The project is part of ODOT’s Urban Paving Program, which directs Federal transportation dollars to maintenance of state routes within municipalities. Kokosing Construction is the contractor.
Schedule Update: Kokosing has pushed the start date to Sept. 28. Start on the west end and work east in small sections.
One lane of traffic will be maintained in construction zones. Generally, access to driveways (both for businesses and residences) must be maintained. The contractor will make efforts to minimize blockage of driveways and intersections, but there may be brief periods when traffic will not be permitted access. There will NOT be street parking permitting during work hours.
2020 Residential Street Paving
The annual paving program for residential city streets is currently out for bid. Bids are due on Sept. 10. A total of 2.5 miles of roadway is slated for new asphalt:
Edward Street from East to Cummings
North Market Street from Hetrick to Switzer
Grant Street from Fairview to North Columbus
South Liberty Street from Harding Way to Atwood
North Washington Street from Harding Way to Payne
Atwood Street from South to railroad tracks
Parsons Street from South to railroad tracks
Grove Avenue from Orange to Union
Orange Street from Atwood to Grand
Grand Street from Boston to Clymer