Rt. 58 job delayed… again


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<p style="text-align: right;">Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times North Main Street is already closed at the Rt. 2 overpass, where the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for one of two deck replacement projects that will impact local motorists.

Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times North Main Street is already closed at the Rt. 2 overpass, where the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for one of two deck replacement projects that will impact local motorists.


Lane closures will begin Aug. 3 on Rt. 58 for an Ohio Department of Transportation paving project between Cooper Foster Park and North Ridge roads.

The oft-delayed project was set to begin next Wednesday but mayor David Taylor’s office announced that it’s been pushed back once more.

Signs and message boards are going up this week in the construction zone.

An Aug. 1 start date has been set for paving of Amherst city streets, Taylor said.

That work, also delayed due to unusually wet weather, will mostly affect Lake Street, Main Street, Milan Avenue, Terra Lane, North Woodhill Drive, Shadylawn Drive, and Middle Road Road. Other “intermittent repairs” and patching will be done as long as summer project cash can be stretched.

South Lake Street was expected to be pinched closed after press time Wednesday near Harris Elementary School. A sidewalk installation project there requires an embankment to be reinforced on the east side of the road where there is a blind curve.

Cooper Foster Park Road paving is expected to begin in mid-August now, Taylor said.

There is no word yet as to when an ODOT deck replacement project on Rt. 2 will kick off at the Rt. 58 overpass.

Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times North Main Street is already closed at the Rt. 2 overpass, where the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for one of two deck replacement projects that will impact local motorists.

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Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times North Main Street is already closed at the Rt. 2 overpass, where the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for one of two deck replacement projects that will impact local motorists.

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