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Boardman roundabout construction planned this summer

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A traffic project that has been in the planning stages for two and a half years will finally become a reality by the end of this summer.

Mahoning county commissioners on Thursday awarded a $697,000 contract to Parella-Punnunzio Incorporated to construct a roundabout at the  intersection of Mathews and Sheridan Road in Boardman Township.

County officials say work will begin when school lets out this spring, and work should be completed in ninety days.

The intersection, which currently uses a signal for traffic control, has been called one of the three most dangerous intersections in the county.

The roundabout is smaller than a traffic circle, having only a single lane designed to slow traffic but always keep it moving.

The project is 100% federally funded .

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