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State Route 800 to be resurfaced

By DAVID HUTTON The Press-News Published: August 5, 2016 10:00 AM

Motorists using State Route 800 will be dodging traffic cones and flaggers during their daily commute.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has been resurfacing seven miles of the two-lane road, from 43rd Street SW in Canton Township south to the Tuscarawas County line.

According to Brent Kovacs, public information officer with ODOT District 4, the project is being completed by Superior Paving and Materials Inc.

The price tag on the project is $900,000.

"The project also will include 18 catch basins to collect rain water and move it away from the roads," Kovacs said.

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Much of the catch basin work and some grading already has been completed.

Kovacs said the work is part of ODOT's asset management program also known as taking care of what it has.

"In hopes to keep the road in better condition longer between major pavement replacement projects we are doing smaller resurfacing projects like this to prolong the life of the road," he said.

During paving, one lane of traffic will be maintained with flaggers.

The project is expected to be completed in late August.

Work also continues on a $6.2 million project to widen state Route 800 between 34th St. and 45th St. Kovacs said that project is scheduled to be completed by September.

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