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North West Street Sidewalk Addition
The City was awarded a Community Development Block Grant in 2019 by Greene County. The grant will add sidewalks along the west side of North West Street along with ADA compliant ramps for pedestrian access. This will add access from Franklin Street back to Bellbrook Plaza. Work is set to begin the week of November 16th.
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.
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.
The project was complete ahead of schedule and the road was reopened on October 19th. The City would like to thank all of the residents and regular travelers of the road for their patience during the repair.
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:
2020 Paving Program
Small portion of Possum Run
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.
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