$31 million repaving project approved for Middletown’s pockmarked roads

6 Apr 2021


MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (FOX19) - Middletown City Council voted unanimously to approve a $31 million road repaving project.

A total of 202 streets will be repaved by the end of 2022. Money for the project will come from an income tax increase voters approved in November.

Repaving will begin on the worst streets.

Middletown City Manager Jim Palenick says a lower than anticipated bid by the company that will do the work allowed for more streets to be included.

“We’re actually able to do $4 million more in paving than we first anticipated, so instead of 137 lane miles that we thought we would do, we’ll do over 150 miles,” Palenick said.

Construction is set to begin in May, weather permitting.

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