Mary Alice Reporting: (New Philadelphia) Contractors for a paving project in New Philadelphia that started in 2018 have a May deadline.

The extensive paving along State Route 416 began in 2018 but was not completed.

City Service Director Ron McAbier says that it was not a funding issue that stalled the project. The repaving is a split between New Philadelphia and the Ohio Department of Transportation, with the city’s share around $311,000.

The work starts at the city’s garage on Commercial Avenue, will go down South Broadway onto North Broadway, before ending at the city limit.

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