Chillicothe Council Hurries to Help Pay for Western Avenue

Monday evening, the city hurried to pay its part of construction work about to start. Chillicothe Council met in special session to pass a single ordinance on first reading: the city's part of the cost for improving Western Avenue at Plyley's Lane.

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Engineering Chair Dave Tatman explained why council had to do that: "ODOT." He said the state highway department has a habit of wanting local participation at the last minute.

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The final estimates came in higher than expected, but Tatman says about three-quarters of the almost $142,000 council just spent were covered by grants.

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Between ODOT's schedule and the weather, Tatman expects the new turn lanes and north-side sidewalk will be finished this year.

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