YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Mill Creek MetroParks is starting a project to restore the existing Lanterman’s Mill parking lot.

Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 2, with the project expected to be completed by the end of June.

The Lanterman’s Mill parking lot will be closed throughout the duration of the project, but Lanterman’s Mill will remain open following its normal schedule. The Lanterman’s Mill overflow parking lot on East Park Drive will be open for use by all Lanterman’s Mill and Mill Creek Park visitors.

The project’s goals are to improve pavement, curbing and hiking trails, addressing storm water by replacing conduit and enhancing the natural habitat. Also, constructing a new concrete entrance plaza.

The project will replace existing asphalt curb with new concrete curb, as well as add an overlay of asphalt pavement. An adjacent natural area will be graded and planted with native species to detain and treat storm water for short periods of time. Also, hiking trails will receive new aggregate and a new concrete entrance plaza will be constructed between the parking lot and existing asphalt trail.

Mill Creek MetroParks will cover 100 percent of the costs for the parking lot rehabilitation project.

Additional information can be obtained by calling Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-702-3000.