Swanton Village Council approved a pair of agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation at the final meeting of 2015.
The ordinances authorize entering into a contract with ODOT to complete resurfacing and safety improvements on Airport Highway. The project is broken down into two segments based on county boundaries. ODOT needs the council’s approval in order to move forward with the project, according to Mayor Ann Roth.
The project includes work on Airport Highway from County Road 3 to the eastern corporation limits inside the village of Swanton, according to Theresa Pollick, ODOT public information officer. Some work on Main Street is also planned with the project, she added.
On Airport Highway, the work will consist of resurfacing pavement and replacing existing guardrail, curb ramps, pavement markings, and signage. In addition, from the intersection of Airport Highway and Main Street to the eastern village limits, the pavement will be widened to the north, and curb, gutter, and sidewalks will be replaced. A center turn lane is planned for Airport Highway east of Hallett Avenue.
Also, existing driveway access to Airport Highway will be updated, and traffic signals at the intersections with Main Street and Hallett Avenue will be upgraded.
“The project is anticipated to begin work summer of 2016 and be complete by fall 2016,” said Pollick. Roth estimated a July start date.
The estimated project cost is $3.2 million. The village will pay a small portion of the cost, estimated to be about $85,000 by interim village administrator Edward J. Ciecka.
Drew Stambaugh can be reached at 419-335-2010 or on Twitter @Swan_Enterprise