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Construction Update | Water main relocated on Market Street in Boardman

Projects are underway in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.
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BOARDMAN — Aqua Ohio is relocating 2,600 linear feet of the water main along Western Reserve Road and Market Street, with a completion date planned in October.  

“The main purpose of this project is to make way for [Mahoning] County to widen Western Reserve Road,” said Jennifer Johnson, Aqua Ohio’s area manager. “The project will also benefit customers throughout the system by adding a second, redundant water main along Market Street.” 

Other details of the project include 20 related valves to aid in maintenance and isolate any future breaks to minimize service interruptions and six new fire hydrants. 

The budget for the project is $870,000 and involves replacing 8- and 10-inch diameter main with 12-inch pipe to assure adequate flows for growth and firefighting demands.

Construction is being conducted along Western Reserve Road near the intersection of Market Street east to Reserve Drive and Market Street between Western Reserve Road and Marwood Circle.

Traffic is being maintained in the area, but lane restrictions are required from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers in the area are asked to use extra caution as workers may need to enter the roadway.

Johnson said in a news released that the project is part of a $36 million, five-year improvement plan Aqua has in place for the Mahoning Valley. Aqua typically invests between $30 million to $40 million a year in infrastructure among its 38 Ohio water and wastewater systems. In 2020, Aqua plans include $53.4 million in Ohio water and wastewater improvements.

Aqua Ohio is the Buckeye State’s largest investor-owned drinking water and wastewater utility and serves about 500,000 customers in 19 counties. Visit for more information or follow Aqua on Facebook at and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.


NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has plans to improve state Route 170 (Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road) from south of East Middletown Road north to East Calla Road in the village and Springfield Township.

The project proposes milling and resurfacing of the existing pavement on the southern section of SR 170 from New Middletown’s southern corporation limit to approximately 400 feet south of East Middletown Road and full depth pavement reconstruction on the northern section from approximately 400 feet south of East Middletown Road to approximately 300 feet north of East Calla Road.

Work also includes upgrading the drainage system and implementing access management. The project will not widen the existing roadway. 

Right-of-way acquisition for this approximately $6,800,000 project will begin in winter 2021 with construction beginning in the spring of 2023. Construction is anticipated to take two years.

All construction, lane restrictions/closures, intersection closures and detour information will be posted along the affected routes and on the ODOT District 4 webpage prior to the start of project construction. 

To ensure the decision-making process is comprehensive, ODOT is seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the pavement resurfacing/reconstruction project. Environmental impacts include those involving archeological, architectural and ecological resources, regulated materials and the general location of the project.

ODOT also requests information regarding the presence of any known cultural resources in the vicinity of the project including prehistoric and historic archeological sites, historic bridges, historic buildings, landmarks and districts. Any comments you may have regarding the environmental impacts and/or the proposed project may be submitted by July 17.

Here are construction projects anticipated to affect highways in Mahoning County this week. Work is weather permitting.

U.S. 224 resurfacing in Boardman and Canfield townships: U.S. 224 westbound at Mill Creek Park will have various lane restrictions for bridge repairs beginning Monday (June 22). Estimated completion is July 2021.

For a complete list of active construction projects in Mahoning County, click.


The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Trumbull County this week. Work is weather permitting.

U.S. 422 resurfacing, Southington Township: The highway between the Portage County line and SR 305 will have various lane restrictions beginning Wednesday (June 24). Estimated completion is late September.

SR 534 culvert replacement in Braceville Township: The road between SR 82 and U.S. 422 is closed through Wednesday (June 24). The detour is SR 5 to SR 82 to U.S. 422.

For a complete list of active construction projects in Trumbull County, click.


The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Columbiana County this week. Work is weather permitting.

SR 11 update: The project originally scheduled to begin June 1 will begin Monday (June 22). During this work, SR 11 will be restricted from the Columbiana/Mahoning County line to just south of the SR 344 interchange for a resurfacing project. One, 11-foot lane of traffic maintained. Completion date is Sept. 30.

The following projects are ongoing in Columbiana County:

U.S. 30 slide repair project west of Lisbon: One lane of traffic is maintained via temporary traffic signals. Completion date is Aug. 31.

U.S. 30 (Lincoln Way) traffic signal upgrade project in Lisbon: Project includes signal upgrades at the intersections of U.S. 30 (Lincoln Way) with SR 45/SR 154, Beaver Street, Market Street and Jefferson Street. Completion date is Oct. 31.

SR 7 bridge replacement east of Columbiana between SR 14 and Metz Road: Traffic maintained via temporary traffic signals. Completion date is June 30.

East Palestine: This project includes the installation of pavement markings, traffic signal upgrades and pedestrian signal upgrades. Traffic is maintained via flaggers when necessary. Completion date is Sept. 30.