Redo of intersection isn’t hurting other road work, mayor says

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

The city of Barberton floated a press release Aug. 4 asking for public input on revamping the intersection of Robinson Avenue, Wooster Road North and Wooster Road West.

The project would resurface both halves of Wooster Road near the intersection, narrow Wooster Road West eliminating the westbound lane, improve drainage, add a multi-use path and upgrade the signals. The total estimated cost, whiuch would start the summer of 2022, is a little over $1 million.

What formal input the city has gotten is unknown at this time. However, since public input was requested, The Herald posted the release on its Facebook page. Since going up, it has generated 70 comments, 100% of them negative. While Facebook comments can’t be considered a representative sampling, it does appear that Joe Barberton hates the idea. A lot. Two common themes run through nearly all the comments: “Where is this money coming from, we thought the city was broke?” and “What about the rest of the roads, particularly Fifth Street (Northeast)?”

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1 Comment

  1. FREE THINKERS ARE DANGEROUS on August 25, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Something needs fixed there for sure. People are running the bottom red light and smashing people on 2nd street. And not one damn camera on that intersection.

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