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Work on Trenton Avenue to impact school traffic

| March 21, 2024

UHRICHSVILLE (WJER) (March 21, 2024) – Claymont officials are figuring out how to handle student pickups and dropoffs at the elementary school when work begins on Trenton Avenue.

Uhrichsville Zoning and Code Enforcement Official Amy Myers says the road in front of the school will be closing in both directions while crews replace the curbs, storm sewers, and pavement between Newport Avenue and Herrick Street.

“It’ll be local traffic only that will be able to get there and then the contractor will notify the homeowners and all the businesses. That’s their responsibility but we will obviously put it in the paper and the routes that will take and everything, and the school will notify the parents.”

Myers says the school system wasn’t initially notified about the work, which was supposed to begin this week but got pushed back to late March or early April because of issues involving the fiber optic lines running through that area.

“We wanted them to start when school was out. That’s not possible because they want a July 31st end date and everything that’s already planned and all of the castings and everything have been ordered.”

Grants from ODOT and the Tuscarawas County Commissioners are paying for 95-percent of the more than 750-thousand-dollar project.

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