STEUBENVILLE City Council members started the new year passing two emergency ordinances for repairs to a culvert repair project.
City Engineer Michael Dolak closed part of Lauretta Drive from John Scott Highway to St. Charles Drive before Christmas citing a broken culvert that runs under the roadway.
Dolak said the road will remain closed until the culvert is replaced.
During the first regular meeting of the year the city council approved legislation authorizing the city manager to apply for an emergency grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission for the culvert repair.
The council also gave their collective OK to an emergency ordinance waiving formal bidding requirements and directing the city manager to enter into a $105,293 contract with the James White Construction Company of Weirton for the construction and repair of the Lauretta Drive culvert.
Read the Thursday edition of The Herald-Star for all the details from the City Council meeting.