|
|
The Suburbanite
  • Canton ready to roll on $8 million in road work

  • More than $8 million worth of road, sewer and trail projects are scheduled to start or be completed this year in the city.

    • email print
  • More than $8 million worth of road, sewer and trail projects are scheduled to start or be completed this year in the city.
    Projects range from major to minor. Higher-profile ones include a long-awaited fix for the perpetually-bumpy Sherrick Road SE and the resurfacing of the well-traveled Cleveland Avenue.
    Canton road, sewer and trail projects.
    Also on the list is the posting of a traffic signal at Fulton Road NW at the entrance to Stadium Park, so bicycle riders safely can cross Fulton and connect to a trail that winds roughly four miles to Covered Bridge Park on Guilford Avenue NE. The trail starts at Ninth Street and Schroyer Avenue SW. Work at Park Drive is part of the same project.
    Some of the projects include a sizable infusion of federal stimulus funds — also known as the American Recovery and Reinvest-ment Act. But even with those funds, the list of 10 projects is not unprecedented when compared to those done in recent years, said Daniel Moeglin, city engineer.
    A similar amount of work was done in 2007, when Tuscarawas Street was im-proved, Moeglin said. This year’s list totals $8.39 million, with $7.22 million funded through several grants, including through the Ohio Public Works Commission, the Clean Ohio Fund and federal government.
    That does not include an additional $800,000 budgeted for street paving in Canton between July and September. Also not included is $803,000 for the Canton sustainability program. The program in-cludes stimulus funding and focuses on energy-efficiency upgrades, including an energy audit on city buildings and the installation of more energy-efficient traffic signals.