Reynoldsburg will widen and repave a 1-mile stretch of Palmer Road this spring.

Construction on the $2 million project is expected to start April 22.

The project includes a "full-depth reclamation" of existing pavement along Palmer Road between Graham Road and Ravine Way, city public-service director Bill Sampson said.

The road will be widened by about four feet in order to create bigger lanes and a paved shoulder, he said.

The road will also be graded to "establish positive drainage from the widened roadway edge to the existing drainage ditches," he said.

Construction is expected to take about 110 work days and should wrap up by the end of September, Sampson said.

About two dozen residential driveway approaches will be replaced to meet the new roadway edge and mailboxes will be relocated as needed, he said.

The city does not anticipate any road closures and residents will have access to their homes during construction.

"Each driveway approach is a little different on Palmer Road," Sampson said. "The plan is to reach out and work individually with the homeowners on the driveway approaches."

Palmer Road was identified on Reynoldsburg's five-year capital improvement plan as an infrastructure need. The project will account for about half of the $4 million worth of road and sewer projects the city plans to tackle this year.

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