Ravenna chamber hears about road work near city

By Mike sever | staff writer Published:

Several road projects will improve intersections around Ravenna, members of the Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce were told at their recent morning coffee meeting. Portage County Engineer Michael Marozzi said his office and the Ohio Department of Transportation will be making improvements starting this year and for several years.

Marozzi said ODOT work at Cotton Corners will be first, followed by changes to the S.R. 5 bypass-New Milford Road intersection.

Marozzi said his office will be adding turn lanes and traffic signals at the intersection of Prospect Street and Summit Road on the south side of the city.

Turn lanes will be added on Prospect southbound at Hayes Street and northbound at Summit Road. A warning signal will be placed on Prospect near Hayes to tell motorists when the signal at Summit changes, Marozzi said.

Marozzi also talked about how changes in vehicle technology are affecting funds for road and bridge improvements.

"It's going to show up over time in a lesser transportation system," he said.

Marozzi said his revenues from gas taxes and license plate fees peaked in 2007.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1125 or msever@recordpub.com

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