Nick McWilliams reporting – An overhaul of Trenton Avenue in the heart of Uhrichsville is inching closer to its start date.

The project received full funding approval from the Tuscarawas County Commissioners, who gave out a $105,000 American Rescue Plan Act grant, and an Ohio Department of Transportation Small Cities Grant for just under $660,000.

Mayor Mark Haney told council that bids will be awarded in April, setting up construction sometime between then and the early parts of summer, and will upgrade a nearly one-mile portion of a main vein in the city.

“This will include new storm sewers, new curbs and asphalt to be installed at the Trenton Avenue Bridge and head west to Trenton Avenue to the corner at Save-A-Lot. We are hoping that we can leverage some additional funding opportunities to include sidewalks, but at this time there is not funding for sidewalks.”

ODOT received feedback about the project during a comment period from November to just before Christmas in 2022, which included any concerns on environmental impacts and concerns about traffic during the work.

Work was estimated to last for roughly five months back in November.

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