Cortland cuts ribbon on new bridge, more projects in works

The ribbon cutting ceremony at the new bridge on East Main Street in Cortland

CORTLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – County and local officials cut the ribbon Thursday in Cortland for the new East Main Street Bridge.

The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office says the new 28-foot structure improves storm drainage. The construction also widened the intersection at Main and High Streets.

The $1.4 million project includes new curbs, sidewalks, driveway aprons, a traffic signal and street lighting.

“The flow of traffic here was bottleneck for a long time. It was an eye-sore for a lot of local businesses,” said Trumbull County Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa. “We are happy that the ingress is a lot cleaner. It is a lot smoother, and the local businesses are happy as well, so it is a win, win.”

Additional construction projects in Cortland include new restroom facilities that will double as a storage and concession area at Pearl Park on Pearl Avenue. Funds for the project were made possible by the Cortland Rotary.

Also in the works is a 1,400 square foot splash pad that is set to be installed at Pearl Park in spring 2016.

The splash pad is being funded by private donations through the Cortland Community Foundation. Donation guidelines, sponsorhips and more information about the project can be found on the Cortland city website.

A car wash is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on High Street to help fund the splash pad project.

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