City to Receive Grant for State Route 82 Repairs
The grant could cover all of the project’s costs.
A planned repair to state Route 82 will now cost the city a lot less than expected.
In fact, it might not cost the city anything at all.
The city needs to repair a failed culvert running under Royalton Road, a plan that began moving forward this fall.
During Tuesday’s City Council meeting at City Hall, members learned that the city is receiving a grant for $230,000 for construction costs from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The department is providing another $23,000 to the city for construction management costs.
The money is coming from the department’s Geologic Site Management Program. City Engineer Gerald Wise said the grant could cover all of the project’s costs. If construction costs go above the grant amount, the city will be responsible for making up the balance.
The project is expected to start in the summer—Mayor Jerry N. Hruby told council that it would likely begin in July, after Home Days. The entire project will take a few months, and the road will be closed during the first two weeks of construction.
The failed culvert is causing some slippage, Hruby said, and the department has put up some barriers to keep drivers away from the area until construction begins.