News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government


Brick makes a comeback of sorts on a Canton street
Potholes: If you can't fix 'em --chew 'em up
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
The center of Canton seen from the east. 12th Street is an important cross town route on the northern edge of downtown.
Courtesy of WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Canton is taking a creative approach to dealing with this winter’s bumper crop of potholes…and uncovering something of the city’s roots in the process.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.

Anybody who drives in Canton knows the streets have been especially ravaged by the harsh winter. In fact, 12th Street, the cross-town artery north of downtown,  has so many potholes that city crews are no longer going to try to fix them. 

Instead, Canton’s new superintendent of public works wants to grind them up, along with the pavement they’re in. Michael Rorar told WKSU the idea is to scour 12th Street down to the bricks that paved it more than a century ago. Asphalt grinding operation They’ll make for a kind of lumpy and humpy surface, but are remarkably pothole resistant. And he hopes to leave the street that way—with some shoring up where needed—until its regularly scheduled re-pavement in 2015. 

Rorar told us the city has never done anything like this before, but because so many Canton’s streets are brick underneath --if the experiment pans out, many more-pothole challenged thoroughfares  could get “the treatment.” 

The 12th Street grind-off—it’s the same process used to prepare all the city streets for re-pavement—gets under way this week.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

Former Nursing Home Land Added to Parks
In addition, LED technology also plays a very important role in advertising- LED placard is very, very useful for shop owners.

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on school funding
That's not true. Other school districts HAVE followed this law and done this. Oakhills is one of them and how they were able to provide technology for their s...

Death and beauty at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art
What a disgusting story to air at lunch time.

Ohio Supreme Court grills attorneys on flooding and million-dollar fixes
Perhaps the State of Ohio should take the lead and implement state wide water shed districts that would collect minimum fees. The funds could then be distribute...

More Ohio schools are adding STEM + arts to come up with STEAM
STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Not Education! Your first sentence and intro to this article is incorrect. Please correct this inaccuracy....

Body found in Brecksville park identified as Hillary Sharma
When will we learn the cause of death? We live here and if there's foul play, we have a right to know.

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University