SHARPSVILLE — Two stretches of road in Sharpsville are expected to undergo repairs later this year.

The first project is a milling and paving project that will service Mercer Avenue from Shenango Street to Ridge Avenue. The project was approved for bidding by the Sharpsville borough council at their July 10 meeting, and will be paid for using borough funds and Community Block Development Grant funds, Borough Manager Ken Robertson said.

Since the project is still out to bid, Robertson said borough officials do not have estimates for how much the project will cost. However, the stretch of Mercer Avenue was last paved in 1997.

“Over the last couple years, we’ve replaced the water lines, did some sewer work, and did all new ADA curb ramps, so this is the next step in that process,” Robertson said.

Once the bids are received and the contract is awarded, work is expected to take “a few weeks” and is hoped to be completed by September or October.

The second project will involve North Sixth Street and West High Street. About two blocks of North Sixth Street will be serviced from Main Street to High Street, while three blocks of West High Street will be serviced from North Sixth Street to Walnut Street.

This project was awarded to Combine Construction Inc. for $451,384.60. About $432,000 will be provided by PennDOT through the Surface Transportation Urban program, while Robertson said the borough would pay the remaining cost.

“It’s not a PennDOT road, but it is a local road that qualifies for PennDOT funding through the STU program,” Robertson said.

The work on North Sixth Street and West High Street will include not just milling and paving, but also sidewalk improvements, new curbing and ADA-accessible ramp improvements. Like the Mercer Avenue project, Robertson said the North Sixth Street and West High Street projects are expected to be completed by September or October.

The waterline under West High Street was replaced earlier this year with work starting in January, though the road itself was last paved in 1993.

“It’s long overdue for repairs, and in some areas there was sidewalk missing, so people had to walk on the road,” Robertson said.

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