Four more roads being upgraded in Vandalia. CONTRIBUTED

Vandalia resurfacing focuses more on business areas this year

Vandalia officials plan to resurface four streets and a section of National Road this year.

Deer Run Road, Falls Creek Drive, Peters Pike, Scholz Drive and a section of National road west of Airport Access will be resurfaced as part of the city’s road resurfacing program.

Falls Creek and Deer Run are in the Northwoods Business Park. Scholz Drive is an industrial area off of Brown School Road. Peters Pike runs in front of the Stonequarry Crossings Development.

“None of the roads being resurfaced this year are in residential neighborhoods, it’s all businesses,” said Communications Manager Rich Hopkins.

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The small section of National Road to be resurfaced is between Airport Access Road and Dog Leg Road. The total cost of the project is about $219,000, paid for by an income tax issue that was passed in 2010.

The project does not have an official start date but must be completed by Oct. 4.

The income tax generates enough funds to resurface about 10 to 15 roads per year as part of the resurfacing program, but this year most of the money is going to another road project.

“This year a portion of the funds generated by the income tax are being used for the required local funding of the ODOT National Road resurfacing project,” Hopkins said.

ODOT’s project on National Road will take place over the summer and will resurface all National Road from Airport Access Road to the Taylorsville Dam.

During the project, local traffic will be continued but expect delays when large equipment is used.

For more information on this road project or other projects, contact Hopkins at 937-898-5891.

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