Cuyahoga Falls City Council on Monday night approved three ordiances to acquire property along State Road for the widening project, Cuyahoga Falls Patch reports.
City Engineer Tony Demasi said the city has been negotiating with the 81 property owners who own land in the construction zone since last summer. He added that nearly 90 percent of the owners whose land will be affected by the widening have already settled.
Ed Hwee, owner of the Mandarin House located on the corner of Bath and State Roads, has yet to agree to the terms of the project because the addition of the right turn lane would cut into the restaurant's parking lot.
Demasi said he would work with Hwee to discuss solutions to the problem.
The city could break ground on the project by December, which will cost $9 million, Demasi said. The Ohio Department of Transportation will partially fund the project.