MOUNT VERNON — As the result of a meeting with Ohio Department of Transportation representatives this week, the city has learned that its share of the cost of state paving projects in the city in 2016 and 2017 will amount to more than its total paving budget for those two years, Mayor Richard Mavis reported Friday.

Five of the six state and federal highways in the city are on the list to be paved. The state pays 80 percent of the projects, the city will pay 20 percent of costs for the parts of the project inside the city. The total estimated costs for the city include a factor for extra work, such as curb repairs, that will be paid 100 percent by the city.

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