WARREN - Six road and three bridge projects make up Trumbull County's 2014 road and bridge improvement program that county commissioners approved Wednesday.
The road paving projects will cost about $1.2 million, pieced together with grant money from Ohio's Public Works Commission and local dollars. State grant money accounts for about $850,000. The projects are:
In Howland, North Road from Reeves Road north to North River Road.
In Brookfield, Warren Sharon Road from Yankee Run Road east to the Pennsylvania state line and Bedford Road from Stewart Sharon Road northwest to state Route 82.
DeForest Road in Howland and Weathersfield, from state Route 169 east to North Road.
In Weathersfield, West Park Avenue from the Lordstown village limits east to Austintown Warren Road.
In Warren Township, North Leavitt Road from West Market Street north to the city limits of Warren near U.S. Route 422.
The approximately $3.1 million in bridge replacement projects are being paid for through a combination of Federal Highway Administration grants and zero percent interest loans from the state's public works commission. The projects are:
Replacing two bridges over Duck Creek. One is on Newton Falls Bailey Road in Lordstown and the other, on Palmyra Road in Warren Township.
The replacement cost is about $1.6 million, of which about $1.2 million is federal grant dollars.
In Hubbard, the bridge on Chestnut Ridge Road will be replaced. It will cost about $1.5 million, of which about $1.2 million is from a federal grant.
The projects are not anticipated to begin until early 2015 because funding won't be available until mid-next year.