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Study would consider Glenwood Ave. safety and recreation updates - WFMJ


One of Youngstown's busiest corridors is expected to undergo a review for possible improvements.

City leaders say a long stretch of Glenwood Avenue from Mahoning Ave. to Shields Road in Boardman is in need of some safety and pedestrian-friendly updates.

"Bike paths, pedestrian safety, lighting," Chuck Shasho said, director of public works department.

Shasho believes a consultant would be able to help the city figure out how it can take a modern approach to roadway design, including bike paths and in adding pedestrian safety lighting.

"I think solid infrastructure is a key to any business," Shasho said. "The more pedestrian friendly roadway, brings more pedestrians and brings foot traffic, that brings business."

Youngstown City Council is expected to vote on whether to move forward with the $30,000 study at its meeting on Wednesday.

Shasho says the city would need to secure grant money to then match funding from the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. He doesn't believe these specific improvements would qualify for coverage under the American Rescue Funds.

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