MOUNT VERNON — Monday’s Mount Vernon City Council meeting moved swiftly through legislation including granting permission to advertise for bids for the South Main and Parrott street project.

The intersection improvement, projected to initially cost about $1.2 million, will widen the intersection, create turn lanes on South Main Street, lower and level the road and relocate utility lines, according to Brian Ball, city engineer.

The city has preliminary approval for $450,000 in Ohio Public Works Commission funding, expects to pay $354,380 in cash and will acquire a loan for nearly $560,000 to finish funding the project. A $200,000 application for JobsOhio funds has also been submitted. Ball said the water department would fund the $300,000 needed to relocate the water lines during the project.


Samantha Scoles: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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