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The Stow engineering department issued an update Dec. 1 on the Fishcreek/Route 91/Norton Road construction project that has been ongoing in the city since this past summer.
The bridge on Route 91/Darrow Road over the bike trail has been replaced with a 16' x 10' arch culvert, the department's news release stated. Darrow Road now has two lanes, northbound and southbound, and a left turn lane for southbound traffic at Fishcreek Road. Fishcreek Road has been reconstructed with new curbs and a future turn lane to southbound Darrow Road. The final wearing surface will be placed next summer.
Signalization of Fishcreek Road/Darrow Road intersection will begin in mid-December. Once the signals are operational, the temporary signal at the Shoppes at Stow and Bruegger's Bagels will be removed.
The bike trail will be partially opened on a limestone base by late December for the winter and spring. However, additional work such as sealing, painting and grouting the culvert along with placing the asphalt base and surface will take place when it's warmer in late spring and summer. Temporary closures of the bike trail will be needed at that time.
Starting early this month, storm sewer work will be on Norton Road east of Route 91. This may require daily temporary lane restrictions. Winter work will be weather dependent.