COITSVILLE — Aqua Ohio, Mahoning County Commissioners and Coitsville Township Trustees have announced a collaboration to construct a 2,790-foot water main extension along U.S. 422 that will serve The Purple Cat’s new Camp Gabba, as well as economic development in Coitsville Township.
The $333,500 project is funded by Aqua and through an Appalachian Regional Commission grant secured by Mahoning County.
“We are excited about this project on several levels,” said Jennifer Johnson, Aqua’s area manager, in a news release. “First, it represents Aqua’s intention to continue our growth in the Mahoning Valley.
“Second, we’re able to help The Purple Cat provide new services for adults with disabilities and finally, any time we can partner with public entities like Mahoning County to expand the availability of safe, reliable water, residents and businesses will benefit.”
Coitsville Township Trustee Phyllis Johnson said, “We’re glad to see the Purple Cat’s establishment of Camp Gabba at Farmer Casey’s Ranch.
“It’s also important to acknowledge that this water main will support economic growth in the Township and gets us closer to our goal to have water and sewer available to the state line,” she added.
The contract was awarded to Marucci and Gaffney Excavating and includes the installation of 2,790 linear feet of 12-inch water main and four fire hydrants. Construction started this week and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Final site restoration will be completed in the spring once grass can germinate.
Aqua Ohio is the Buckeye State’s largest investor-owned drinking water and wastewater utility and serves about 500,000 Ohioans in 19 counties. Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information.
The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Columbiana County in the coming weeks. All outlined work is weather permitting.
State Route 9 upcoming daytime closures: Beginning Monday, SR 9 will close five miles south of Salem during daytime hours for tree trimming work. This work will take place weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Detour is SR 172 east to U.S. 30, U.S. 30 east to SR 45, SR 45 north back to SR 9 and reverse. Completion date is Nov. 13.
U.S. Route 30 (Lincoln Way) traffic signal upgrade: 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 Nov. 14.
U.S. Route 30 resurfacing project: Resurfacing is planned from from SR 7/SR 267 to SR 170. During this work, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Completion date is June 30.
SR 7 bridge replacement: Located east of Columbiana between SR 14 and Metz Road, traffic is maintained via temporary traffic signals. Completion date is June 30.
Safety project in East Palestine: Installation of pavement markings, traffic signal upgrades and pedestrian signal upgrades are included. Traffic is maintained via flaggers when necessary. Completion date is Nov. 30.
Multiple Columbiana County routes to be resurfaced: Project includes SR 45 in Salem from Township Road 410 to U.S. Route 62, SR 558 from SR 45 to SR 517 and SR 9 from the Carroll/Columbiana line to U.S. Route 30. Completion date is Nov. 30.
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This story was originally published January 6, 2022 8:51 PM.