Canfield next stop for Route 224 construction

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Just as the busy U.S. Route 224/ I-680 construction wraps up in Poland and Canfield, another road project is set to get under way on U.S. Route 224 at Route 11 in Canfield.

The construction plans call for making the Route 224 bridge over Route 11 five lanes by adding two lanes westbound and extending the left-turn lanes. Right and left-turn lanes will be added in both directions on Raccoon Road. Extra lanes also will be added for the southbound Route 11 exit ramp, which exits to Fairgrounds Boulevard.

Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation shared their plans Friday at the Regional Chamber’s breakfast in Canfield.

Preliminary work will begin this fall. Canfield Mayor Bernie Kosar Sr. said the Canfield project coming on the heels of the Boardman construction may confuse motorists.

“We have in Canfield approximately 19,000 cars per day go through our city. Boardman is appreciably more, so the problem or the confusion that arises out of a construction project like that is multiplied,” Kosar said.

The project is expected to be complete by October 2015.

The city of Canfield also will be replacing the sidewalks from the city’s eastern limits on U.S. 224 to the village green and fixing traffic signals.

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