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A road project that will close Seasons Road in Streetsboro daily between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for about two weeks began Monday, said Streetsboro Service Director Bill Miller.
However, local access for residents along the closed section of road will be provided, he said.
The road is closed from Ferguson Road to Ravenna Road, he said. Traffic is being detoured along Ferguson and Ravenna roads, he said.
"The only people using the road should be those living in the closed area," he said.
During the closure, city crews will replace 10 culvert pipes, each of which is 12 inches in diameter, at a total cost of $10,000 to $15,000, Miller said.
"We're just replacing them before they pave the road," he said. "Most of them are just old, deteriorated."
The metal pipes will be replaced with concrete ones.
"The metal pipes tend to rust and rot away," said Miller, adding the concrete ones should last longer.
This summer, the city is planning to have a firm pave the entire three-mile length of Seasons Road within the city, from S.R. 43 to Cackler Road. The city is planning to advertise for bids within the next month, he said.
Miller said the road was probably last paved 15 to 20 years ago.
For years, the city has patched portions of the road when necessary, he said.
The total cost of the Seasons Road repaving project is estimated at $800,000, but half of that would be paid for with Issue 1 grant money. The remainder is budgeted as part of the city's paving program this summer.
The paving project also will include lowering a portion of road underneath the railroad bridge, which is too low for some city trucks to get under, said Miller.
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