By Frank Lewis
New Boston Village Administrator Steve Hamilton is warning motorists those long lines of traffic are about to begin again. While the traffic snarl seems to have gone away, that was only a lull in the project. It is all about to return.
Hamilton said starting the week of July 21, the north lane of Rhodes Avenue (52 east), from Glenwood Avenue to Lakewood Avenue, will be closed, all traffic will be deferred to the south lane.
This is the part of the project known as phase two, which Hamilton says will continue for five months.
Hamilton said cleaning and televising existing sewer lines will be done. The village has been increasing efforts in replacing their sewage lines, after getting notice from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that any further stalemate of replacement could present exponential fines to the Village.
Hamilton is adamant on enforcing proper road behavior while construction is going on.
“I just want people to know that getting upset with road rage, sitting between an intersection when the light is red and stuff like that, will be dealt with accordingly,” Hamilton said. “If you are in a construction zone, any charges are double fined. We have the signs out. Speeding, running red lights, any crime will be dealt with a double fine. I just want everyone aware that there are workers out there and we want to keep them safe, too.”
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 1928, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt