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Albion Road to Be Repaired, But It Will be Costly

Section has been closed more than a year after pavement crumbled

The city is moving forward with plans to fix .

But Mayor Tom Perciak warned City Council Monday that the job will be a costly one.

"Wait till you see how expensve this is going to be," he said.

The estimate: $689,000.

"Of course, we're hoping the bids come in substantially lower," Perciak said.

The road has been closed at the Albion Woods picnic area, near Valley Parkway, since May 10, 2011, when officials noticed the road had crumbled down a hillside.

It has since deteriorated further, with cracks running almost to the middle of the road, Council President Mike Daymut said.

"There is no easy way to fix this," Perciak said.

City Engineer Ken Mikula said an engineering firm has determined the best way to handle the problem is to install 40 pylons to shore up the pavement.

Mikula said the steepness of the slope next to the road, coupled with water runoff, created the erosion problem.

City Council agreed Monday to seek bids on the project. 

Meanwhile, that stretch of road will stay closed, with barricades at Handle Road on the east side and at Valley Parkway on the west.

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