Funding Secured For Work On Sunnyside & Vermilion Roads


Erie County metropolitan planning officials and Vermilion Mayor Forthofer recently announced funding has been secured for work on Sunnyside Road and Vermilion Road.

“Much needed work will be done on two Vermilion arterial roads through the good work of Vermilion Service Director Tony Valerius and the Erie County Metropolitan Planning organization,” stated Mayor Forthofer. “Work on Phase 3 of Vermilion Road is planned for '24. Sunnyside road in '25.”

Vermilion Road, 1,900 feet north of the south city limits to the southern city limits line, four-tenths of a mile, will be replaced. 11-foot-wide lanes will have 2-feet paved shoulders. The project will cost around $1.2 million; $881,000 paid by grants. The project will begin and be completed in 2024.

Sunnyside Road, 800 feet north of Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing to 200 feet north of Shady Lake Drive, about four-tenths of a mile, will be resurfaced and repaired. 11-foot-wide lanes will have 4-feet paved shoulders for bicyclists. The project will cost around $933,000; $690,000 paid by grants. The project will begin and be completed in 2025.

“This outside help on our arterial roads will leave more money in the Streets Fund for our long list of residential streets in need of repair,” said the mayor.