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The Suburbanite
  • Construction clogs traffic on Manchester Road

  • Construction season is in full swing in Coventry Township as the $7.9 million dollar project along State Route 93 is underway. Work on the road began in late March and is not expected to be completed until August 2014.

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  • Construction season is in full swing in Coventry Township as the $7.9 million dollar project along State Route 93 is underway. Work on the road began in late March and is not expected to be completed until August 2014.
    Currently, crews are widening and excavating the road as dirt is being removed and an area is being built up for the new roadway. Also work is underway to add drainage for the widened road.
    The current traffic pattern is expected to remain in place through July as Manchester Road is being maintained with one lane of traffic in each direction.
    “In early July, the west leg of Robinson Avenue will be closed for 14 days,” said Brent Kovacs, public information specialist with ODOT District 4.
    Most of the underground work, such as drainage work, has been completed .
    The project allows for Manchester Road to be widened from just south of Proehl Avenue to just north of Cormany Road. Also, as a part of this project, the intersection of Manchester Road and Robinson Avenue will be widened. Traffic signal upgrades and curbs will be added throughout the stretch. There will also be upgrades to crosswalks and pavement markings made near Coventry High School.
    Closures along the stretch are being staged so that access can be maintained to all roads and properties during the project.
    Motorists are encouraged to stay updated on this project as closure dates and traffic patterns could change during the course of the project. Visit http://www.ohgo.com/ to find the latest on this project and others slated for this construction season.