In Defiance, East Second Street, from Prospect Street to Grover Avenue, is officially open once again. The road had been closed since the beginning of June for replacement of the Preston Run culvert. Sand Ridge Excavating of Cloverdale, was the contractor chosen by the Ohio Department of Transportation for the job.
The new culvert is 18 by 10 feet and approximately 126 feet long. It replaces the old culvert that was built in 1937.
Soon, the entire project, including new sidewalks, should be completed, but at least for now, the road is open to vehicles once again after a more than two-month closure.