By JIM MAURER
ARLINGTON — The second phase of the Main Street reconstruction project is coming up this year, and village residents can get the details at a meeting with state officials next month.
The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Arlington school cafeteria to present an update on the project.
The second phase project will stretch from Liberty Street south to past the high school. The area is expected to be closed in March and remain closed until the end of August.
The work includes improvements to the street’s base, drainage, curbs and sidewalks.
The first phase was undertaken in 2018 and included Main Street from Liberty Street at the downtown stoplight north to the southern edge of the Buck Run bridge. Miller Contracting Group, Ottoville, did the work.
The third phase, scheduled for 2022, includes the area from the Buck Run bridge north to Wardwell Street.
Village officials hope to get all the remaining work done this year, Mayor Marcia Smith said. She said the village hopes to avoid the disruption created in 2018, which included tractor-trailer drivers who ignored a detour around the work and away from the village and traveled on village streets and through the park.