Fairlawn Council Approves Trunko Road Widening Project
Council approved the project at Monday's meeting.
To accomodate a new GetGo gas station at the intersection of West Market Street and Trunko Road, Trunko has to be widened to include a left turn lane.
At Monday's Fairlawn City Council meeting, members approved 6-1 the widening plans. Councilman Jim Butler was the "no" vote.
"Timing is everything with this," said Mayor William Roth. "Planning Commission has given preliminary site plan approval for Giant Eagle to build a gas station here and if they approve the final plans, we need to be ready."
Access to the gas station can be made by right turn only from West Market, or from Trunko. The only exit is on Trunko.
"We need plans ready because if they do approve the final plans, we can go out for bids right away."
The road will be widened on both sides to include a left turn lane onto West Market and the turning signals will be improved to include a left-turn arrow, Roth said. The road will also be repaved with asphalt.
Giant Eagle has agreed to pay close to 75 percent of the project cost, which is estimated to be around $300,000. Butler voted no on the project because he said Giant Eagle should foot the bill.
Giant Eagle will go before Planning Commission again in June for final site plan approval.