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The Interstate 75 overpass at Bellefontaine Street and even the one at Ohio 67 should be considered for beautification projects to commemorate the areaâ€™s history when they are reconstructed by the state, city officials and administrators say.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz and Wapakoneta City Council Councilor-at-large Dan Graf said they plan to initiate a search for grants to improve one, if not both, of the overpasses to pay tribute to Neil Armstrong and
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the history of the region.
â€śI have talked with ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation) officials and they indicate the Bellefontaine Street overpass is not up for any major reconstruction but the overpass to the north is due for major attention before Bellefontaine Street is,â€ť Graf said after Mondayâ€™s council meeting. â€śThey did promise me to keep it on their radar for some enhancements but their answers are really vague.â€ť
For more information, see the Tuesday, Nov. 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.