Paving work in the county has continued despite the wet weather.
The average amount of rainfall from January to this time of the year is about 18.25 inches, but this year a total of 24.68 inches has fallen, according to the National Weather Service. In June a total of 7.78 inches of rain fell compared to 3.83 inches in June 2018.
Ray Marsh, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 office, said the rainy weather this spring and summer has not had a huge impact on various ODOT projects in the county.
Paving between state Routes 193 and 7 in Wayne and Williamsfield Townships is ongoing and scheduled to continue through late September of this year, Marsh said. On July 15 state Route 46 just south of Footville Richmond Road will be closed through July 21 for a culvert replacement, he added.
Paving will continue on U.S. Route 20 in Ashtabula from the Ashtabula city limits to Donahoe Drive which is scheduled for completion in late July.
A resurfacing project in Conneaut on U.S. 20 from just east of state Route 7 to the Pennsylvania state line is scheduled for completion in September. A chip sealing project on state Routes 193 and 534 in Wayne, Williamsfield, Windsor, Hartsgrove and Trumbull Townships is still scheduled for completion in August.
“Everything is kind of going as planned,” Marsh said.
Geneva City Manager Doug Starkey said a road project on Routes 20 and 84 had a couple weather delays, but nothing that will majorly impact the project.
However, where there have been impacts have been in the ability to keep up with city mowing, Starkey said. A wastewater treatment plant project regarding construction of a secondary sludge holding tank had a few setbacks but work is still continuing.
“Rain affected them a couple times there,” Starkey said.
Ashtabula City Manager Jim Timonere said the city has experienced some delays in repairing some repairs to manholes and sewers. Weather has also caused some minor sink holes in various areas that will now require repairs, Timonere said.
Koski Construction might have to adjust a timeline for work on West Avenue due to the weather, Timonere said.
“As far as paving goes we do not have anything out right now so we’re not delayed,” Timonere said. “We do think our timeline to pave West Avenue in a joint project with Aqua has been pushed back a little bit.”
Conneaut City Manager Jim Hockaday did not return a call seeking comment.