Steubenville Council Approves Land Purchase

Steubenville City Council unanimously approved the purchase of the final piece of property on Lovers Lane needed for the construction of a roundabout at the Lovers Lane and Fort Steuben Mall Drive intersection.

The city will pay St. Stephen Episcopal Church $36,105 for the corner of the property and an additional $560 for a temporary easement on the church property for the construction work.

Law Director S. Gary Repella said last week the city had negotiated with church representatives for the past two months but had been unable to reach a purchase price agreement.

The $1.1 million project is expected to be completed in June.