December 18, 2014

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Mills Road in North Ridgeville to be repaved

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 1,700-foot-long stretch of Mills Road will be paved next week as part of ongoing summertime roadwork around the city.

A portion of the road, which forms the boundary between North Ridgeville and Avon, will be milled down and repaved between Jaycox Road and state Route 83 beginning Monday. Traffic will be maintained as work is done by city crews.

The work is estimated to cost about $150,000, according to Jon Montgomery, the department’s street foreman.

Crews will first grind off the top 4 inches of roadway Monday and Tuesday, after which it will be repaved Wednesday and Thursday, Montgomery said.

Montgomery said it’s not unusual for the city to handle some sizable road projects, which have included major improvements on Chestnut Ridge Road.

“We can mill and pave roads when we have the manpower and resources available, but if a road needs a full-depth repair, that’s out of our depth,” Montgomery said.

Mills Road, like many around town, suffered a lot of potholes in part because of the brutal winter.

“I wish we had the money to do Jaycox right now as well,” Montgomery said. “It’s in pretty bad shape.”

Jaycox Road is slated for repair and improvement next year, Montgomery said.

Other city streets that have been worked on so far this summer include Ridgeview Boulevard, where 1,400 feet of roadway was repaved between Hadaway and Bernice, and Sugar Ridge Road east of Bender Road, where some 800 feet of road was resurfaced.

Other roads that may yet be worked on this season, if funds permit, include Pitts Boulevard between Gail and Wil-Lou, and Case Road north of Avalon, Montgomery said.

Contact Steve Fogarty at 329-7146 or sfogarty@chroniclet.com.