Another busy paving season is ahead in the city of North Canton and in Plain Township.

This year, North Canton is planning approximately $655,000 in work in addition to completing approximately $200,000 in carry-over work from the 2016 program.

"This work could not be completed before winter weather set in; therefore, the city is allocating approximately $855,000 to paving and associated repairs this year," North Canton City Engineer Rob Graham said.

Between the remaining work from last year and this year’s work, the city will resurface approximately 8.8 miles of roadway.

Graham said this year’s work is similar to previous years and will be completed by late August.

In Plain Township, 17.6 miles of road will be resurfaced.

Central Allied won the contract for the work in the amount of approximately $1.4 million.

ODOT

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans $48.8 million in construction projects in Stark County this year. Of the work, $42.5 million of the projects are already underway with another $6.3 million set to begin soon.

One of the projects already underway is the construction of the Hoover Trail West in North Canton and Jackson Township. The pedestrian/bicycle trail will begin at the Hall of Fame bridge on Dressler Road and continue along West Maple Street to Cleveland Avenue and then to the North Canton YMCA.

Another ongoing project is the resurfacing of state routes 21 and 236 in Perry, Lawrence and Jackson townships. Plans call for state Route 21 to be resurfaced between the northern Massillon corporation limit to just east of state Route 93. State Route 236 will be resurfaced from the northern Massillon corporation limit to Portage Street.

ODOT is also planning microsurfacing of Interstate 77 between Navarre Road to just north of 12th Street; Route 687 (Fulton Drive) between state Route 241 (Wales Road) and Whipple Avenue; and between Everhard Road between Interstate 77 and Fulton Drive.