Rt. 58 paving to start in May


By Jonathan Delozier - jdelozier@aimmediamidwest.com



Resurfacing of Rt. 58 is set to begin in May will help eliminate many rough spots on the road’s southern stretch. Drainage problems at the entrance to Wellington High School are also slated to be fixed.

Resurfacing of Rt. 58 is set to begin in May will help eliminate many rough spots on the road’s southern stretch. Drainage problems at the entrance to Wellington High School are also slated to be fixed.


Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise

Resurfacing of Rt. 58 from Wellington village’s northern limits to the Lorain-Ashland County border is set to begin in May.

The Ohio Department of Transportation project was finalized in January at a projected cost of $1.7 million, all of which is state funded. Work is slated to run from May 1 to July 1.

Needed drainage and leveling fixes at the entrance to Wellington High School are also part of the project, according to Wellington mayor Hans Schneider.

Columbus-based Kokosing Contruction Inc. won the bid to do the work.

One-lane traffic on Rt. 58 will be maintained by crew members with no road closures expected, according to ODOT public information officer Kaitlyn Maynard.

Schneider said a smoother ride on Rt. 58 and improvements at the WHS entrance will be welcomed sights for many residents.

“Right now, it’s a minefield out there,” he said. “I don’t know of anyone who hasn’t driven down Main Street and hit a pothole, hit a bump, hit something. The village gets out there and patches what it can, but now it’s time for the state to come in and do a thorough take-down. It can’t get here fast enough for us.”

“The high school entrance has always slanted down in a way where water fills it up and it’s just a mess,” he said. “Sometimes people have to literally drive left of center to avoid it.”

Jonathan Delozier can be reached at 440-775-1611 or @DelozierNews on Twitter.

Resurfacing of Rt. 58 is set to begin in May will help eliminate many rough spots on the road’s southern stretch. Drainage problems at the entrance to Wellington High School are also slated to be fixed.
https://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/02/web1_download-1.jpgResurfacing of Rt. 58 is set to begin in May will help eliminate many rough spots on the road’s southern stretch. Drainage problems at the entrance to Wellington High School are also slated to be fixed.

Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise

By Jonathan Delozier

jdelozier@aimmediamidwest.com