Complaints have been rolling in on bad roads in Wheeling, but a plan to fix them is officially underway.
The City is designating $1 million to street paving projects.
“This is the largest single paving project in the history of the City. It’s pretty big. The paving started about a week ago. Virtually every single neighborhood in the city will see some amount of paving. Downtown Wheeling tends to get all of the attention, but the reality is every single neighborhood will see an investment not just from the private sector, but also from the City of Wheeling,” said Chad Thalman, Wheeling Vice Mayor.
Under the new project, the Wheeling bike trail from Warwood to the Pike Island Locks and Dam will be paved, as well as 45 city streets you drive on everyday.
“Our engineering department meets pretty regularly with the contractor, which is Baker. We will get paving schedule for residents because a lot of streets are going to be done,” said Bob Herron, Wheeling City Manager.
Recently, Wheeling City Council voted unanimously to approve the project.
But why were they so eager to comply?
“Roads are a big complaint. It’s something we hear about all the time and we know we have plenty of roads that need attention. So, we’re happy to be able to dedicate this large sum of money to help approve something people use every single day,” Thalman said.
Thalman said paving should be wrapped up by mid-November.
Officials confirm signs will be posted a few days before paving begins on streets near you.
Here is a full list of streets:
- Ohio St. (West end to S. Front St.)
- Maryland St. (N. Huron to N. Broadway)
- S. Front St. (Fink to last house on the left)
- 24th St. (Jacob to Wood)
- Wood St. (24th to 25th)