Landscaping improvements that began last year near the clock tower in Coventry Township are expected to be completed soon. Improvements had to be made as erosion was occurring under the sidewalks near the clock tower causing them to crack and buckle. Weeds and the look of the existing rocks were also an issue that made the area look poor. Weed killer couldn’t be applied to the area because of the lake being so close by.
“We have added a pre-fabric for weed protection last fall,” said Lael Stouffer road superintendent for Coventry Township. “Stones were recently placed from the embankment to the sidewalk along with some smaller rocks that were used to fill any voids.”
The fabric and new rocks are expected to help with weeds in the area and prevent erosion of the embankment.
“These improvements will minimize the amount of maintenance we have to do in that area,” said Stouffer.
Rocks were brought in using dump trucks and spread using the township’s gradall. The Summit County Sheriff assisted in directing traffic during the project.
Motorists that travel state Route 619 will notice delays over the next few weeks Resurfacing of the entire stretch of road from the eastern New Franklin corporation limit to the Stark County line is expected. This project also required the replacement of a bridge over the Tuscarawas River just west of the Stark County Line
This replacement will require the road to be closed for 28 days. Also a culvert is expected to be replaced just east of Myersville Road.
Flaggers will maintain traffic while milling and resurfacing takes place. Access to all residents and businesses will be maintained throughout the entire project. The work is expected to be completed by October.