LIMA — The City of Lima’s contractor has started construction on the $3.3 million road projects slated to update Wayne and High streets.
Construction crews are expected to focus on Wayne Street — starting from the intersection of Cole and Wayne streets — and move east until work is finished in August. Contractors are then expected to begin work on High Street.
A final completion date has been set for October.
Expected upgrades include the installation of ADA-approved sidewalk access, new curbs, drainage and pedestrian safety enhancements as well as traffic signal upgrades, waterline adjustments and resurfacing to the road itself on both stretches of Wayne and High streets.
Wayne Street, between Cole Street and Central Avenue, will also be reconfigured into a two-lane street.
The to-be-upgraded one-way stretch of High Street is located between Metcalf Street and Central Avenue.
Sources of funding for the project come from the Ohio Department of Transportation, which has provided $2.6 million through state grants, and the City of Lima.