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Published: Wednesday, 6/11/2014 - Updated: 4 months ago

Parking lot overhaul under way at Northview, Southview

BY NATALIE TRUSSO CAFARELLO
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Existing asphalt and base are being removed for the resurfacing of the Northview parking lot. Existing asphalt and base are being removed for the resurfacing of the Northview parking lot.
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The well-worn parking lots at Northview and Southview high schools are soon to be no more.

TenMile Creek Excavating of Metamora, Ohio has begun a resurfacing project by tearing out the worn pavement at Northview on Monday. Last week, it started removing the surface on the overflow lot at the corner of Monroe Street and Silica Drive.

The two lots have been resurfaced in the past, but they have not been upgraded, for the most part, since the 1960s and 1970s, said Alan Bacho, the school‘‍s facilities director.

Officials said the lots were “splintered,” “failing,” and spotted with potholes.

The $1.45 million project includes removing the asphalt and base and replacing them with new material. Sidewalks and curbs will be upgraded, improving drainage, Mr. Bacho said. Crews will begin to resurface Southview’s lot once Northview’s‍ is complete.

The parking lot project at Northview, shown here, is to be followed by one at Southview, both to be finished before school starts in August. The parking lot project at Northview, shown here, is to be followed by one at Southview, both to be finished before school starts in August.
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Mr. Bacho said the project on schedule, but is weather dependent. The work is to be finished in the first week of August. There will be available parking at both schools during the project.

Mr. Bacho updated board members about the project this week, saying he was “impressed” with TenMile Creek’s work, and that after portions of the lot and sidewalks were ripped out, crews are steadily following “cutting out and re-pouring sidewalks.”

Officials also said that light landscaping will add curb appeal to the lot.

Proceeds from the sale of now-closed Central Elementary School will fund the project. The district sold the property for $2.25 million in January. Any leftover money will be spent on buses and repairing roofs at Timberstone Junior High and Whiteford Elementary School, Superintendent Brad Rieger said.

 



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