New Philadelphia, Ohio - New Philadelphia city officials say repairs to Route 416 will begin next week. 

City Service Director Ron McAbier reports that the $1.2 million project is being completed in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation and will begin with cement work at the hill on South Broadway between Front and Mill Avenues.

McAbier says the cement work will begin Monday morning, weather permitting, and will be the only portion of the project to be completed during daytime hours. 

Once the cement work has been completed, crews will move on to the paving portion of the project, according to McAbier. 

“They’ll go down and start at the City Garage on 416 and continue on north all the way up to and through South Broadway up to North Broadway and all the way up to 7-mile drive to the corporation limit there,” he says. 

McAbier says paving will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. until the project is completed. 

“It’ll be mostly evening and nighttime hours and early morning,” he says.

He notes that no complete road closures are planned during the project, which is being handled by Shelly & Sands, Inc., of Canton. 

The official timeline for the project is estimated at 122 days, however, McAbier anticipates the work will be completed in 11 to 12 weeks as long as the weather cooperates.

McAbier says the city will be responsible for 20 percent of the total project cost, or approximately $324,000, which includes the installation of truncated domes to make the crosswalks in the area ADA compliant. The rest of the project is being funded by ODOT. 

Stacey Carmany, Tusco TV

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