Portland Way North Road Project On The Horizon In Galion

  • 6/18/2017 2:40:44 PM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

GALION, OH - Phase 3 of the Portland Way North Road Project in Galion will soon get underway.

The project area will be reduced to one lane beginning the week of Monday, June 26.

City of Galion Communications Director Matt Echelberry says the project will begin north of the Heise Park Lane intersection and continue north 900 feet, finishing immediately before the Carter Driver intersection.

"We are trying to minimize the inconvenience to businesses and all of the residents here," Echelberry says. "There are two apartment complexes within the project area as well, so we have worked to minimize the impact as much as possible."

One lane of travel will be kept open during the project, it's going to be northbound only and that was deemed the most feasible solution.

"One section of the road will be shut down the week of June 26 and they will start on one lane,' Echelberry says. "They will replace 600 feet of sewer line and then reconstruct that lane of the road, so that will put us in mid-July, I believe. After that we will switch to the opposite lane, they'll reconstruct that and then they'll finish up with the center lane."

Echelberry says they hope to have the road section open the week of August 12, in time for the fall school season.

"The main drive to the Galion City School campus off of Portland Way North will be shut down completely," Echelberry says. "That's a big one for any summertime activities."

The Cedargate Apartments will have one entrance blocked so they will have to use a secondary entrance further north.

There will be access to Ralphie's off of Heise Park Lane only. Their entrances are closed for the project.      

The project is expected to take about eight weeks to complete.

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