Ellwood City council members unanimously voted yesterday to approve the 2017 summer paving contract with Wampum-based Youngblood Paving.
Over a hundred-thousand less than last years paving project, the $239,778.86 contract is expected to cover the expenses to pave 17 blocks of streets, including the entire length of Pittsburgh Circle.
11 Blocks of Pittsburgh Circle, Glen Avenue for one block from Keystone Way to Pittsburgh Circle, three blocks of First Avenue from North Street to Gregg Street, and two blocks of Gregg Street from Wampum Avenue to First Avenue are to be repaved.
Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act the borough will be required to install 19 handicap-accessible curbs, which alone are estimated to cost roughly one third of the total project costs.
Ellwood City’s share of Pennsylvania’s gasoline tax and the borough’s capital reserve fund will be used to fund the project.
More information to follow.