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Groundbreaking on Ohio Street improvements slated for Tuesday

Rep. Brian Higgins and Mayor Byron W. Brown are scheduled Tuesday to break ground on improvements to Ohio Street.

Ohio Street is seen as a key connector between the inner and outer harbors, and it is set for an $11.3 million redevelopment between Michigan Avenue and Route 5/Fuhrmann Boulevard.

The street is set to be transformed into a tree-lined thoroughfare with lighting, landscaping, walking and biking paths. The city contributed $1.2 million to the project, which is expected to be completed in summer 2015.