A Zanesville Street Receives a Makeover

by Courtney Wheaton on May 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

A small part of downtown Zanesville will soon be receiving a makeover.

Fifth Street will be seeing changes after the city received grants from the Ohio Department of Transportation and Public Works. The project is estimated at $ 1.8 million but the city only had to pay for a small portion of the work out of pocket. Public Service Director, Mike Sims says the work done will be similar to the changes on Main Street and Sixth Street.

"It will include decorative lighting and brick strips and the underground utilities as a decorative brick lining that goes through and the Public Works portion will result in an asphalt overlay," said Sims.

Sims urges people to be patient through the process. He says the project could last through the end of this construction season. Fifth Street will stay open during the work.

" We’re going to be in disarray on Fifth Street it wont be closed but they’ll be some temporary lane closures they’re going to work on one side at at time so there will be some inconvenience and some dust, " said Sims.

The project is expected to start sometime in the next 60 days.