Mary Alice Reporting:

(Monday, March 12th) Uhrichsville, Ohio – With budget constraints in mind, city officials are getting ready for paving season and they have chosen to begin with roadways in the downtown area.

Uhrichsville Mayor Rick Dorland says that the city entered into a county paving program and originally they chose 13 streets for paving.

“We set a budget and we started adding up the 13 streets so we figured we better start whittling it down. I concentrated on the downtown area and we got down to seven streets, and it’s about $343,000.”

City administration estimates that a street levy will have generated about $240,000 and the city will cover the remaining cost of around $1,000 from the Capital Improvement fund.

He notes the plan is to repave the seven roads from curb to curb.

“Just about the whole downtown is going to be done. All of E. 3rd Street, N. Main, N. Uhrich, N. Dawson, Thompson Street, and then we’re going to do a little piece off of Indian Hill Road, out by the high school.”

Dorland adds that getting the streets paved is a work in progress and that the city also had to consider the cost of striping for the newly paved roads.

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