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Garrettsville bridge replacement to start Feb. 19

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February 6, 2018

Replacement of the Liberty Street Bridge in Garrettsville is set to begin Feb. 19, according to the Portage County Engineer’s office. 


The road will be closed to traffic and a local detour will be posted during the construction phases. Portage County Bridge Engineer James Kusner said the project should take roughly 90 days. 


County Engineer Michael Marozzi said the project is expected to come in under the $1 million estimate at $947,661. The work is expected to consist of replacement of the single span bridge over Camp Creek, including new abutments and galvanized steel beams, replacement of the existing waterline under the bridge, a new sidewalk, and approach work to meet the existing roadway. 


All work, including construction, contract administration, inspection and material management will be completed by county engineer employees and Akron-based ms consultants. 


In 2017 the Portage County Board of Commissioners awarded a contract for the replacement of the bridge to Marucci and Gaffney Excavating Company, located in Youngstown. 


The county engineer’s office obtained federal local bridge replacement funds to help offset the cost of the project by 95 percent. 


The local share cost for this project will be funded out of the engineer’s regular budget of motor vehicle license fees and gas tax. 


Questions or concerns about this project can be directed to James Kusner at 330-296-6411 or 


Reporter Matthew Merchant can be reached at 330-298-1127 or


Originally published by the Record Courier and written by Matthew Merchant. Original article can be found here.