By Danielle Coots
For the News-Current
BEAVERCREEK — The Ohio Department of Transportation has been granted permission by the Beavercreek City Council to proceed with a pavement maintenance project along US Route 35 within the city limits.
The project is expected to begin during the summer of 2016 and the project will be paid 100 percent by ODOT.
The pavement maintenance project will consist of sealing the current pavement to help stop the moisture from penetrating the asphalt and prolonging the life of the pavement.
The section of roadway that will benefit from this project is to begin approximately 1,500 feet to the west of North Fairfield Road and will end at the Xenia bypass.
During the sealant process, the roadway will be closed for a short time to allow the chemical to dry, but it shouldn’t be more than a couple hours, according to Beavercreek engineering staff. Although the actual date has not been set, it’s estimated that when the summer months approaches, a date will be set.
“I just want to stress, that the cost of this project is being paid 100 percent by ODOT,” Beavercreek City Council Member Zack Upton said. “The citizens of Beavercreek will not be paying anything for this.”
During the scheduling of the pavement maintenance project, the city will keep in mind the busy soccer season and the schedule to not interfere with the traffic on US Route 35.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.