Construction of Western Reserve Road is restricting local businesses in Bo
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Construction of Western Reserve Road is restricting local businesses in Bo




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Construction of Western Reserve Road is restricting local businesses in Bo

Western Reserve Road construction is hurting local businesses in Boardman

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Businesses along Western Reserve Road in Boardman are struggling after another section of the road was closed.

The section between Market Street and Southern Boulevard will be closed for the next two weeks.

It began yesterday, July 8, as part of an ongoing widening project along Western Reserve, but shops along the stretch say the project is already taking its toll on them.

“It cut our business in half during construction,” said Brandon Hacker, manager of the Boardman Sparkle Market store. “So 50%, maybe even over 65%. So what does that do for our employees internally? They have to work, but if you don’t have a business, how are they going to work?”

Hacker adds that they can transfer employees to other Sparkles if needed.

However, it is not easy for other businesses in the affected area that only have one location.

Despite construction work, these businesses still remain open.