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North Belleview Drive Culvert Replacement

On the morning of March 20, 2020, heavy rains fell and as a result, the two culverts that carry Possum Run under North Belleview Road were washed out and caused the road above to collapse. City staff responded promptly to assess the damage and close the road.

 

 

At the special meeting of City Council on March 27, 2020, City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a contract with LJB, Inc. for preliminary engineering work. This contract was fully executed on March 31. Once the engineering process is complete to identify the best solution for repair, the project will be put out to bid for construction. 

 

LJB presented the final design to City Council at their meeting on June 22. The final design will include a single 28 foot span concrete culvert with a six foot rise. The roadway will have additional safety features such as wider berms to the sides of the roadway. The wider berms will also afford space for future sidewalk connections. 

 

The City was able to apply for Ohio Public Works Commission Emergency Program funding in July. Thankfully we were approved for $325,000 which nearly covers the cost of the $347,000 construction. Construction was delayed a few weeks while the funding was secured as it could not start beforehand. 

 

Below is the current schedule for the project: 

June 22- Final design presented to City Council. Motion authorizing the City Manager to solicit bids was made. 

June 27 - Notice of solicitation for competitive bids posted.

July 9 - Bid opening

July 13 - Construction contract authorized by City Council to Sturm Construction

July 21 - Notification by Ohio Public Works Commission that Emergency Program funds in the amount of $325,000 will be awarded for the project. 

August 10 - Notice to Proceed issued to contractor and mobilization started onsite

October 31 - Construction must be finalized

Little Sugarcreek Road Assessment

In April 2019 the City contracted with LJB, Inc. to assess Little Sugarcreek Road and its structural stability. In the spring of 2018 and again in the spring of 2019 there were areas where landslides occurred which resulted in structural failure of section of the roadway. These issues were concerning to City officials and an assessment to understand what was happening was necessary. During the assessment the City asked for engineers to look at the possible installation of pedestrian facilities as well.

 

The engineer's study included looked at a 2600 foot stretch of Little Sugarcreek Road from Franklin Street to Vineyard Way. Engineers conducted soil borings, installed an inclinometer to monitor any changes, developed recommendations and associated preliminary cost estimates.

 

Council was presented with the findings and recommendations at their August 26, 2019 meeting. The overall recommendation was to install a pier and plug wall type to stabilize the roadway and hill. Three alternatives were presented all with the same wall type. In the end, one recommendation was presented as the chosen option. This option was to install the wall further out which would include enough room for a pedestrian walkway and a railing. To fix the critical 300 foot stretch of road will cost approximately $1,100,000. To address the entire 2,600 foot stretch is estimated at $7,240,000.

 

The next steps are to conduct further borings along the entire 2,600 foot stretch of roadway to determine the composition of the earth below. Once final depths are understood, better cost estimates can be established. The plan is to include the additional borings in the 2020 annual budget.

 

The presentation can be found by clicking the link below:

Little Sugarcreek Road Assessment

2020 Paving

The 2020 annual paving program is now complete. Roads paved this year included:

Fowler Drive

Lynlee Drive

Justin Court

Bellemeade Drive

Small portion of Possum Run

Roads will still be accessible during paving but traffic could be delayed.

Completed Projects
2019 Paving Program

Dane Court

Dane Lane

Firebird Drive

Hillcrest Drive

Kim Court

Shadowood Circle


2018 Annual Street Paving

Streets paved in 2018 include Bradley Court, Hillrise Circle. Little Sugarcreek Road, Mission Lane, Rosecrest Drive, Sheffield Court, Sheffield Drive and Tampico Trail.


Upper Hillside Water Main Project

In December of 2018, work was finished to replace nearly 6,000 linear feet of water main along with 11 new fire hydrants, 73 new service connections, 40 new exterior water meters and milling and resurfacing of roadways affected. The work was completed to move homes from a low pressure line to a high pressure line. This greatly improved water pressure delivered to residents. The $1.3 million project was funded with a $600,000 grant and a $290,000 loan both from the Ohio Public Works Commission. The reminder was paid for by the City.


2017 Annual Paving Program

Streets to be repaved in 2017: Blue Stone Court, Possum Run Road, Red Rock Court, Sand Stone Court, and Sugar Leaf Drive.

Status - complete

Updated August 2017
Downtown Sidewalk Ramp Improvements

During the fall of 2017, several intersections in downtown Bellbrook received new handicap accessible sidewalk ramps.  This project was primarily funded through Community Development Block Grant money through Greene County and the State of Ohio.

Status - complete

Updated November 2017
Plantation Trail Culvert Replacement

The culvert on on Plantation Trail near the intersection of Hillcrest Drive was replaced in the fall of 2016.  This project included the complete replacement of the concrete structure.

Status - complete

Updated December 2016
2016 Annual Paving Program

Streets repaved in 2016: Amy Brook Circle, East Sudbury Court, North Linda Drive (from North Belleview Drive to Sugar Run Trail), North Sheffield Drive, Shadowleaf Drive, Sugar Run Trail, and Sugarwood Circle.

Status - complete

Updated August 2016
Upper Bellbrook Road Water Tower Repainting

The water tower on Upper Bellbrook Road was repainted this summer.  The project included repainting the inside and outside of the tower.

Status - complete

Updated August 2016
Water Meter Replacement

The water meter replacement program started in 2009 and will be completed in 2016.  The program involves upgrading or replacing older meters.  The upgrade consists of a low frequency radio transmitter which allows Service Department employees to remotely read the meters from a vehicle on the street.  This system has decreased meter reading time from several days to less than four hours per month.  The upgrade also provides more accurate readings.

Status - complete

Updated May 2016

Street Sign Replacement

The federal government has mandated that all street signs meet certain requirements.  The Service Department has replaced our street signs to meet these requirements.

Status - complete

Updated May 2016

Marcia Drive Culvert Rehabilitation

The culvert on Marcia Drive between Ridgetop Drive and Beechwood Drive has been repaired.  Instead of replacing the culvert, the contractor has repaired the pipe.  This type of repair is less costly and less disruptive to traffic in the neighborhood.

Status - complete

Updated March 2016
Stormwater Improvement at Vemco Drive and Firebird Drive

The city engineer has designed improvements to a drainage culvert at Vemco Drive and Firebird Drive to assist with storm drainage issues in the area.  The project has been awarded.

Status - complete

Updated November 2015
Retaining Wall at Pioneer Cemetery

The retaining wall made of timbers at Pioneer Cemetery on Upper Bellbrook Road was replaced with concrete.  The contractor was able to install the new wall without removing the former wall.  This solution was proposed to provide the least amount of disturbance to the historical cemetery.

Status - complete

Updated November 2015
Water Main Extension and Downtown Replacement Project

The downtown water main project involved the addition of a new water line to connect two major parts of the water system.  The additional line will help ensure future stability in the system.

Status - complete

Updated October 2015
2015 Annual Street Paving

Streets to be repaved in 2015: Washington Mill Road, Beryl Drive, Garry Drive, Bledsoe Drive (section), West Franklin Street (section).

Status - complete

Updated September 2015

Catch Basin Cleaning

The Service Department cleans all storm sewer catch basins each year.  Keeping catch basins clear of debris allows storm water to be collected and prevents potential high water issues and property damage.

Status - complete

Updated April 2015

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