CUYAHOGA FALLS: Drivers who travel Tallmadge Road won't have to dodge potholes and bumps much longer.
Most of the nearly $500,000 needed to resurface the road from Newberry Street to 300 feet south of Clyde Avenue will come from an Ohio grant.
Council on Monday will vote on the appropriation of the grant money and the city's share -- about $100,000.
Falls engineer Tony Demasi said if Council approves the legislation, Perrin Asphalt will begin work on the project after school ends in June. The road will not close, but traffic will be down to one lane.
Demasi said the work will be completed by Aug. 26, but could be finished sooner depending on the weather.
Ward 2 Councilwoman Mary Ellen Pyke praised Demasi for securing the grant. She said she thought it would take more than two years.
A portion of Tallmadge Road is in Pyke's ward. She said residents will be happy.
"Every year when the street resurfacing list came out, I would get calls from residents asking why Tallmadge wasn't on the list," Pyke said. "With decreases in the general fund, we had to find another way to pay for a half million dollar project."