If you drive on Summit Road between Kent and Ravenna or take Prospect Street south of Ravenna, get ready for detours.
Portage County Engineer Michael Marozzi said work on the Summit-Prospect-Hayes Road intersection should begin shortly. The work is scheduled for completion by late this year.
The Portage County Board of Commissioners awarded a contract to Central Allied Enterprises, Inc. located in Canton for $962,414.32.
The County Engineer's Office was successful in obtaining two separate federal safety grants, one through the Ohio Department of Transportation and the other through the County Engineer's Association of Ohio, to help offset the cost of the project by over 80 percent. The local share will be funded out of the Engineer's regular budget of Motor Vehicle License Fees and Gas Tax.
The work includes the installation of a traffic signal at the Prospect Street and Summit Street intersection, a northbound left -turn lane on Prospect Street at Summit Street, a southbound left-turn lane on Prospect Street at Hayes Road, new curb, paving, new pavement markings, and full depth asphalt repairs where needed.
Anthony Zumbo, project manager, said southbound traffic on Prospect Street will be maintained during the project.
Northbound Prospect Street traffic will be detoured onto S.R. 5 and then onto S.R. 14.
Eastbound Summit Road traffic will be detoured north onto Diamond Street and then to Lake Street.
Delays and detours will depend on what phase of construction the project is in, Zumbo said.
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