Coming out of another winter freeze-thaw season, we’ve been getting a fair amount of questions on the poor condition of some streets in the City, including the State routes — which inevitably leads to questions about the State’s plans for paving those streets — so I asked our City Engineer if he could give me a summary of what to expect.
- SR 261 from Summit/Portage County Line to south of Summit Street (2018)
Since the worst sections on SR 59 and SR 43 won’t be receiving significant work until 2020 our Public Service Director has arranged to have our crews work overtime on weekends, weather permitting, to patch areas and make temporary improvements. This extra work would continue until the State work begins in 2020.
On State routes within the City limits, the City performs routine maintenance but ODOT manages the street resurfacing program and they use their discretionary funds to pay for 80% of the work — so we are largely dependent on their schedule and funding cycles.
You’re always welcome to call in specific bad sections of City streets so that we can make sure they’re on our temporary repair list.
Thanks for your patience with one of the more challenging Spring problems.