Sandusky Street in Ashland on Nov. 15, 2023.
Sandusky Street in Ashland on Nov. 15, 2023. Credit: Dillon Carr

ASHLAND — Sections of roads that run through the city of Ashland will get repaved by Ohio Department of Transportation contractors next summer. 

The city entered into a consent agreement with ODOT during its Nov. 7 council meeting.

Kaitlyn Thompson, an ODOT spokeswoman, said the nearly $4.5 million project includes the repaving of U.S. Route 42 within the city from Baney Road to “just north of Cleveland Road (County Road 42B).” 

The project also includes repaving Sandusky Street from “just west of Baney Road” to Cottage Street, Thompson said.

Thompson said construction is estimated to begin July 2024. She said there won’t be detours while construction continues through September.

ODOT will award the project to the lowest bidder in May, she said. 

ODOT has agreed to cover 80% of the project’s cost, Ashland Mayor Matt Miller said. That number shakes out to $3,563,276. 

The city is responsible for the other 20% and for engineering costs, Miller said. 

The city’s portion of construction costs amount to $840,396. The engineering portion has been estimated to cost $67,231.

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