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Lack of federal funding limiting county road projects

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Less federal funding will mean fewer miles of Columbiana County roads being resurfaced with black top this year.

A $4 million federal grant last year allowed more than 40 miles to be black topped.

With considerably less money this year, the county will be back to it's normal amount of yearly resurfacing.

"We will continue to do the amount of roads that we do with our regular funding every year, which is about 11 miles per year with hot mix and 120 miles per year with chip and seal," says Bob Durbin, chief deputy engineer for the county.

Durbin says black top resurfacing costs about $120,000 per mile.

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