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Plan in the Works to Renovate One of Youngstown’s Main Roads - WKBN


Glenwood Avenue is one of Youngstown’s main roads, running north to south through the South Side from Mahoning Avenue to Midlothian Boulevard. Now, the city is putting together a plan to renovate Glenwood. The actual work is still a long way away but Wednesday evening, the community was presented with the start of a plan.

Drawings of what is and what could be lined the walls of Youngstown’s Jaylex Event Center on Wednesday as the 50 people at the meeting gazed at the first draft of the future of Glenwood Avenue.

“This is an initial feasibility study to look at options for the Glenwood Avenue corridor,” said Chris Tolnar with GPD Group of Youngstown.

Tolnar helped guide people through the many drawings. It was Tolnar’s architectural firm that devised the plan.

The photos that received a lot of attention were of the Glenwood-Canfield Road intersection. One possibility, make it a “T” intersection with nearby Idora Avenue or possibly replace the current traffic light with a roundabout, freely sending people in all directions.

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