By ERIC SCHAADT
ARLINGTON — Arlington officials on Monday pleaded for patience from village residents as the reconstruction of a portion of Main Street gets underway.
Village Council gave details of plans to improve the street’s base, drainage and sidewalks from Liberty Street to the Buck Run bridge.
The street has been damaged over the years by heavy travel.
Work will start next Monday and continue through November, and be handled by the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Miller Contracting Group, Ottoville.
Traffic will be restricted on Main Street, and truck traffic will be rerouted from Arlington.
“Residents will have access to their homes,” Councilman Brian Essinger said.
Also, there will be no postal delivery in that section of Arlington. Residents will have to go to the post office to collect their mail.
Separately, residents of Arlington and McComb will square off in the Step It Up Hancock County Challenge.
Residents can log in starting next Monday and the community with the most steps counted will be announced Sept. 30.
Arlington and McComb residents can log onto www.behealthynow.walkertracker.com to enter their steps.