Restoration of village’s historic canal locks begins

Crews in the Shelby County village began working on one of the 180-year-old devices last week as part of a $2.5 million project being supervised by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Government officials at the local, county, and state levels first began thinking about this restoration in early 1970.

Lockington has five total canal locks and work on this one will be handled by a company out of Perrysburg, Ohio. The first lock should be restored by the end of May 2014, according to ODOT officials.

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