Mahoning County commissioners today approved a $32,872 agreement with ms consultants inc. of Youngstown for a preliminary engineering study for the $12 million to $15 million, three-phase reconstruction of Meridian Road starting at the Trumbull County line and possibly continuing to Cornersburg.
“It’s in horrible condition,” county Engineer Patrick Ginnetti said of the main business corridor, which divides Youngstown and Austintown and connects with Interstates 680 and 80.
“There’s a lot of industry growth off of Salt Springs Road,” he said, adding: “There’s a lot of commerce moving up and down that road.”
Actual construction is “a few years away,” and the ms study will help identify funding sources for the project, Ginnetti said.
Originally published by the Youngstown Vindicator.