There's some progress being made at the site of massive flooding damage in Kinsman Township.

In late July, the township was plagued with so much flooding from a severe storm that an entire bridge was washed out and destroyed, blocking dozens of people from their homes. 

"The folks back here have been very patient," said Kinsman Trustee Greg Leonhard. "They are just looking forward to the day that
they can actually drive back and forth to their homes and not have to go by ATV and golf cart."

For people who live on Lakeview Drive, the past three months have been tough.

"Very ready to just get back to some sort of normality," said Andy Jackson.

The storm did about $2 million dollars in damage.

State Senator Sean O'Brien, additional funds for reconstruction through the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Emergency Management Agency were transferred for use in completing the project.

However, Thursday night, people now have a first look at the newly constructed bridge that replaces the one on Lakeview Drive that crumbled when the earthen dam beneath it eroded. 

 

For people who live on Lakeview Drive, the past three months have been tough.

"Very ready to just get back to some sort of normality," said resident Andy Jackson.

The work done essentially restores the roadway and embankment to its previous condition.

Next week, a construction crew will start paving the road and will begin putting up guardrails. 

It appears the work will be able to meet the 60-day deadline and officially open by the end of October. 

Caroline Collins will have the latest on flooding repairs on 21 News at 11.