Road work will begin this week around Portage County

County road crews are set to resurface about 13 miles of roadway throughout the county.

The contract includes about three miles of county roads in Palmyra and Nelson townships, and more than 10 miles in Mantua, Rootstown and Randolph townships. The project will cost an estimated $1.22 million.

Targeted for resurfacing are Tallmadge Road from state Route 225 to Mahoning Road, and Parkman Road from Pritchard Road to the county line. Partial depth repairs will be completed on Mennonite Road from the Aurora city limits to the Mantua village limits, on Chamberlain Road from Mennonite to state Route 82, and on Industry Road from Taylor Road to state Route 14.

Tallmadge Road and Parkman Road will also see treated berms as well as center- and edge-line striping. Mennonite, Chamberlain and Industry will be milled and paved in “selected areas of failure” to extend the life of the pavement, according to a press release issued by the Portage County Engineer’s office.

Cardinal Asphalt, which has been awarded an $840,113 contract by Portage County commissioners, will be completing the work. A $341,000 Ohio Public Works Commission grant will help pay for the project, with the rest coming from the county engineer’s budget, consisting largely of license plate fees and gas tax revenues.

Work is expected to begin this week and be completed in October. Motorists can expect some delays while work is ongoing.

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Wendy DiAlesandro is a former Record Publishing Co. reporter and contributing writer for The Portager.