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Barberton Council passes $50,000 ODOT road construction

By Courtney Kerrigan
Ohio.com correspondent

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In this file photo, traffic on I-77 north travels past a line of orange construction barrels near the westbound I-76 interchange. Barberton City Council approved a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation to widen a few roads in the city and relocate the waterline. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)

BARBERTON: City Council approved a contract Monday night with the Ohio Department of Transportation to widen a few roads in the city and relocate the waterline.

State Route 93 will expand from three lanes to five for .9 miles of the road and Robinson Avenue will widen for .28 miles.

The City of Barberton will bear the cost of the construction at $53,370, with an estimated begin date of early spring.

Council also passed a contract with Republic Waste Services to provide weekly residential curbside garbage and recycling collections beginning March 1.

“This is a good choice,” said Elwood Palmer, director of public service, about the decision to switch from the current program with Waste Management. “It’s the best program and operator that we could get.”

Mayor Bill Judge announced at the council meeting that his State of the City speech will be at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Barberton Active Adult Center located at 500 W. Hopocan Ave.

For more information, call the mayor’s office at 330-848-6719 or the adult center at 330-848-6731.



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