As YSU classes resume Wednesday, officials warn of road closure headaches


Students returning to Youngstown State University next week will have to navigate around construction, and it’s going to get worse later this semester.

Construction is underway on Lincoln Avenue, and the road is closed between Wick and Fifth avenues. Work is expected to continue through the calendar year.

The real headache comes in mid-September when Wick Avenue, another main route to campus, is slated for construction. That project should take about a year to complete. It affects the stretch from Wood Street to McGuffey Road.

Both are city projects.

“There’s no doubt it’s going to be ugly,” said John Hyden, YSU’s executive director of facilities. Classes resume Wednesday.

Charles Shasho, the city’s deputy director of public works, said the contractor for the Wick work will determine the detours.

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