Licking County News

Open house on Mink Street reconstruction slated Sept. 19


Pataskala officials will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Pataskala City Hall, 621 W. Broad St., to inform residents about the three phases of the Mink Street reconstruction, which will begin Sept. 23.

The affected area of Mink Street will be from the bridge north of Havens Corner Road to Morse Road.

The project will be completed in three phases.

Crews will rebuild the road from just north of the Havens Corner Bridge to Cable Road from Sept. 23 to Oct. 22.

The construction workers will continue north from Cable Road to Graham Road through Nov. 22 and complete the final phase from Graham Road to Morse Road from April 14 to May 15, 2014.

Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, ceasing work on the weekends and holidays, according to a city press release.

During each construction phase, part of the road will be open to local traffic and emergency vehicles only, said Robert Schroeder, Pataskala's project manager.

"The road will be open to local traffic only; it will not be maintained as a through route," Schroeder said.

Schroeder suggested that motorists use Summit Road as a detour during construction.

The road will reopen fully from Nov. 22 to April 14, when crews are not working during the winter.

The project is expected to cost $1,696,391 and the city will use $500,000 from the Ohio Public Works Commission, Schroeder said.

City officials will attend the open house to answer questions. A project description also is available on the city's website at