An overhaul of Norhwoods Blvd. in Vandalia is set to happen this year. CONTRIBUTED

$1M road project planned in Vandalia

A $1 million road project is coming to Vandalia for the reconstruction of Northwoods Boulevard.

The city plans to do a complete rebuild of Northwoods. The roadway will be rebuilt, including the concrete and asphalt, plus work will replace storm sewers, catch basins and concrete curbs.

The city has received $250,000 grant from the state of Ohio and a $250,000 loan, with zero percent interest, to help offset the city’s portion to pay, according to Communications Manager Rich Hopkins.

The project is not set to start until the second half of the year, Hopkins said, because the city received state funding that will not be available to the city until July 1.

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A contractor cannot be hired until then, but the engineering work can be done ahead to move faster when the money is available.

The stretch of road is a little less than a third of a mile. The project will be from west of the I-75 overpass to west of the Flying J.

“Even with this project not starting until the second half of the year, we are hopeful that it will be completed in 2019,” said Hopkins.

The city has two other big road projects this year. National Road through Vandalia and Foley Drive will be resurfaced.

Visit the city’s website or contact Hopkins at 937-898-5891 for more information.

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