Road repairs remain on the radar

Rick Schuerman and Paul Robison of the Village of Woodsfield reported to the Monroe County Commissioners Monday, April 9, that it will be a while before many of the roads in the village will be fixed.

Someone at the state level is getting permits to allow the large loads on our roads, said Schuerman, and the village’s fund to repair the road damage created by the weight and the weather has been depleted. The revenue created by the oil and gas industries running many of the trucks is dispersed across the state, leaving Woodsfield without sufficient funds to repair the damage, said Commissioner Carl Davis.

“It’s been a tough winter,” said Schuerman. “We need some help from ODOT.” The Ohio Department of Transportation is not expected to pave State Route 78 until this summer.

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