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Fourth St. paving project set to begin

Those headed through downtown Ironton this week may want to avoid the Fourth Street side of the Lawrence County Courthouse.

The city will be repaving Fourth Street from Park Avenue to Center Street making access to the businesses and the courthouse harder during the day.

City crews will be milling the asphalt roadway today and Tuesday. On Wednesday, paving starts and should be completed on Friday.

“The paving crew, Blacktop Industries, will be in on Wednesday to put the pavement down,” said Paul Sheets, the city’s engineering tech. “The cost is being paid for by the city through state highway funds.”

The cost of the project is $23,740.

Sheets said the road would probably be closed just during the day.

“We notified the businesses along that street already,” he said. “The good thing is that Monday is Columbus Day, so the courthouse will be closed and I think it’s a banking holiday as well.”

The repaving project will not change the parking situation in front of the courthouse.

“That is not part of this project,” Sheets said.

There had been talk about making the parking spots on that side of the courthouse diagonal spots instead of the current parallel.