It took 11 years to get to this point but construction is set to begin Monday, July 9, on a project to bring sanitary sewer service to 41 homes on Stewart Sharon Road between Hubbard Thomas Road and Bedford Road, and on Bedford from Stewart Sharon to Route 62, said Chuck Miller, project engineer for the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer.

“The work will begin on Stewart Sharon Road just east of the intersection of Bedford Road,” Miller said.  “The contractor intends to move west through the intersection within the Stewart Sharon Road pavement.  The intersection of Bedford and Stewart Sharon road will be closed during the time it takes to get through the intersection. After moving through the intersection, Stewart Sharon Road will be closed to through traffic between Bedford Road and Hubbard Thomas Road.”

Trumbull County commissioners in May hired Rudzik Excavating Inc. of Struthers as the contractor.

The $1.5 million project was begun in 2006 by a citizen petition signed by 80 percent of the residents, officials said. By the time commissioners officially approved the project in March, 93 percent of residents were in favor, officials said.

The sanitary engineer’s office designed it.

It is expected the work will take about a year, after which property owners will hire contractors to connect their homes to the main lines, and a separately hired contractor will widen and pave Bedford between Stewart Sharon and Route 62.