SPRINGFIELD TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A normally busy stretch of Western Reserve Road is closed now while construction crews work to install a new sewer line and avoid some high-pressure fuel lines running through the same area.
Western Reserve Road between Ivy Hills and Five Points will be closed for sanitary sewer construction.
This will last 60 days.
Crews will be digging around those fuel lines, which are buried underground just a few feet away from the road.
Those who work in that area, or who have business there, will be allowed in and out from the roundabout end. Businesses in that area are still accessible to the public.
Drivers will need to be careful in the work zone, however.
“Obviously, with any construction and certainly a project of this magnitude, there’s going to be an inconvenience while they’re in the section they’re in, but it’s temporary. Once they get past, it’s a moving zone so they’re going to continue to move east toward Five Points,” said Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti.
For the time being, no traffic will be allowed to enter from Ivy Hills Drive, but drivers can detour to the other side of the project by using North Lima Road.