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Mill Creek parking lots, sections of roads to be closed for projects

All vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be prohibited while work is conducted along these sections of park roads.
Mill Creek Park East Newport Drive 12262019
(Photo by William D. Lewis | Mahoning Matters)

YOUNGSTOWN — Beginning Tuesday, sections of roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed for resurfacing, and various parking lots throughout Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed for asphalt preventative maintenance. 

East Newport Drive will be closed from Shields Road to Kreiders Entrance, and Valley Drive will be closed from East Park Drive to the Suspension Bridge. 

Work will include pavement planing, placing intermediate and surface courses of asphalt concrete, placing and compacting shoulder aggregate, pavement markings and miscellaneous related items. 

All vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be prohibited while work is conducted along these sections of park roads.

Work is expected to last no longer than 25 days, barring any inclement weather that would delay or prolong the anticipated project schedule, a news release states.

Parking lots will be closed at the following facilities for asphalt preventative maintenance: Yellow Creek Park and Mill Creek Park's Flats, Scholl Recreation Area and East Golf Hike & Bike Trail Overflow Lot (on West Golf Drive).  

Work will consist of vegetation removal, cleaning, asphalt patching, crack filling, asphalt sealing and line striping of existing asphalt surfaces.

While the lots are closed, the park facilities at which they are located will remain open. No programs, special events or rentals will be impacted by the temporary closures.

The project is expected to last approximately 21 days, barring any inclement weather that would delay or prolong the anticipated project schedule. Lots at each facility will reopen when work is completed.

For more information, call 330-702-3000 or visit Mill Creek MetroParks’ website.