Licking County News

MORPC chips in $206K for Mink Street repaving project

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in December awarded more money to Pataskala for improvements to Mink Street.

The extra cash will allow the city to resurface Mink Street from Broad Street to Refugee Road in 2014-2015, city officials said.

MORPC is contributing $206,664 to the project, which is expected to cost $258,330. The city of Pataskala will fund the remaining $51,666.

The city already is receiving $3.6 million from MORPC to resurface Mink Street from Broad Street to Havens Corners Road.

The city also will use $500,000 from the Ohio Public Works Commission and $2.4 million it issued in debt for the project.

The first phase of the project -- to reconstruct Mink Street from the bridge north of Havens Corner Road to Morse Road -- will be completed in the spring of 2014, according to City Council's legislative reports from 2013.

The second phase -- to reconstruct the road from Morse Road to U.S. Route 40 -- is expected to be done by 2018, according to the legislative reports.

The third phase is to reconstruct the intersection of Broad and Mink streets by 2017-18.

The resurfacing from Broad Street to Refugee Road is considered the fourth phase.

-- Lori Wince