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Marion Crews Repairing "Orange Mile" of SR-95
MARION (Tom Bosco/Ken Hines) -- Drivers should get used to seeing lots of orange barrels along a busy stretch of road that will be under construction throughout the summer.
It could be called the orange mile -- a stretch of construction on SR-95, one of the main thoroughfares between US-23 and Downtown Marion.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the midst of a $2.3 million project to make safety improvements on the road.
Judy Bowe's store, Custom Creations, sits right alongside the barrel zone on SR-95. Her store sent out emails to regular customers, warning them of the construction and alerting them to the store's side entrance.
Still, Bowe said the construction hasn't been that big of a problem, especially since crews are on the opposite side of the street -- for now.
"I think when they start on this side of the road, perhaps it will bother us some," she said.
ODOT is creating better, safer turn lanes, improved signals, and bike lanes on SR-95. The project is expected to run through September.