Part Of Downtown Zanesville Will Get Improvements

by Mackenzie Stasko on April 8, 2013 at 9:23 am

Public Service Director Mike Sims says the Fifth Street enhancement project has been in the works for about five years and says the city was short funding for a year or two, causing delays in the project.

"This is the final year we can get it done and we were able to team up with ODOT funding along with Ohio Public Works funding to pull off a roughly 1.2-million dollar project for 43-thousand dollars out of the city so I think we utilized our grant sources to the max there," said Public Service Director, Mike Sims.

Zanesville residents can expect to see decorative brick streets, new curb sidewalks, historic-type lighting and asphalt overlay from the Fifth Street off ramp to South Street.

"It will tie everything else in with the Sixth Street project we did a couple years back and the two phases of Main Street  that we did starting in 2001 and as well there’s another potential project if funding is secured."

Sims says that the enhancement project will start around mid-June and residents can expect to see some closures and delays.