City of Groveport Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
In coordination with City Administration, the Engineering Department prepares a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for review and approval by City Council and then puts this CIP plan into action by supervising planning, design and construction of projects. The CIP includes important City infrastructure projects to improve our public streets, our public utilities and water production and distribution infrastructure.
Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC)
The Ohio Public Works Commission provides local government agencies with infrastructure funding each year. Applications were accepted for Round 34 Funding on September 9, 2019. Project applications submitted for Round 34 funding will be for projects constructed during 2020. The City submitted two (2) applications this year; West Bixby Road Phase 2 Project and S. Hamilton Road at Higgins Boulevard/Directors Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project. This intersection is located about ¼ mile south of Williams Road and about ¼ mile north of Firehouse Lane. The West Bixby Road project will include improving pavement, drainage and bicycle/pedestrian facilities on approximately 3,500 feet of Bixby Road, from the Madison-Christian School to the Three Creeks Metro Park entrance. More project details will follow as they become available.
S. Hamilton Road @ Firehouse Lane/Groveport Madison High School Traffic Signal and Intersection Project
During 2017, the City of Groveport applied for and received OPWC funding assistance for upgrades to the traffic signal and intersection at S. Hamilton Road and Firehouse Lane/Groveport Madison High School. The project included a southbound right turn lane into the high school campus, new traffic signal equipment to include a mast-arm signal support (sized for possible future north and south bound left turn lane improvements, if needed); crosswalk and pedestrian signal system for pedestrians wishing to cross S. Hamilton Road to and from the COTA bus stop on the east side of the road. Moreover, a pedestrian refuge island within the median aligned with the crosswalk. Sidewalks were constructed connecting the COTA bus stop on the east side to the crosswalk and from the crosswalk to the high school campus future pedestrian network. Project funding is a collaboration with the City of Groveport, Groveport Madison Schools, Madison Township Fire Department, and the OPWC. The contract for this project was awarded to Shelly and Sands, Inc. Construction was completed in the fall of 2019.
East Bixby Road Pavement Reclamation Project
Bids were received and opened on May 16, 2019 for the East Bixby Road Pavement Reclamation Project. The contract was awarded to Strawser Paving Company, and commenced in late July, 2019. The project limits were from the intersection of Ebright Road to US Route 33. Construction was completed in mid-October, 2019.
Annual Street Maintenance Program
The 2020 Street Maintenance Program has been awarded to Decker Construction Company. As in the past, work activities included pavement repairs, curb repairs, curb ramp repairs and resurfacing on several streets. The majority of the work will start in late May or early June, 2020 and is expected to be completed by late July, 2020. However, these dates are due to weather conditions, and could continue into late summer.
Elmont Place Force Main Replacement Project
In December, 2019, bids were received and opened for the Elmont Place Force Main Replacement Project, Phase 2, Parts A and B. The work consists of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and services necessary for the replacement of approximately 1,239 lineal feet of sanitary sewer force main within the Elmont Place Subdivision, along Dorchester Street. The work is expected to begin before the end of March, 2020, and be completed by mid-June, 2020.
Bids were received on February 13, 2020 for the Higgins Boulevard Reconstruction Project. This project consists of full depth reconstruction of approximately 300 feet of Higgins Boulevard, including curb and gutter replacement. The street reconstruction will consist of a composite pavement construction, utilizing roller compacted concrete base and asphalt pavement. The project also includes various traffic control signage and pavement markings. The contract has been awarded to Columbus Asphalt Paving Company, and should begin later this spring. Weather permitting, the project should be completed by the end of July, 2020.
S. Hamilton Road/Directors Boulevard/Higgins Boulevard Intersection Project
Bids were received on July 31, 2020 for the S. Hamilton Road/Directors Boulevard/Higgins Boulevard Intersection Project. This project consists of removal of existing traffic control signal equipment and installation of new traffic control signal equipment, preemption functions, and other related appurtenances. Street paving to include reconstructing and realigning left turn lanes on South Hamilton Road with asphalt concrete. A concrete sidewalk will be installed, pedestrian control traffic signal equipment and cross-walks. Storm sewer piping, underdrains and associated structures, and various pavement striping and signage will be installed. This project has been awarded to Strawser Paving Company, Inc., and is scheduled to begin September 14, 2020. Weather permitting, road work will continue until the end of October, and final construction work will take place and be completed by early spring, 2021.
West Bixby Road Improvements - Phase 2
This project is a full-depth reconstruction of the existing roadway pavement section, utilizing a full-depth reclamation of the existing roadway pavement which will be pulverized in place, regraded and stabilized with prescribed additive binder. Shoulders will be reconditioned with drainage and roadside drainage swales will be re-graded as necessary for drainage improvement. A shared-use off-road 8-ft wide asphalt surface leisure path is included along the project length. As part of this project, an at grade railroad crossing is to be replaced. Other work items include storm drainage sewers, driveway apron replacement and various other appurtenant items. The culvert replacement on this project will be done in conjunction with the Franklin County Engineer’s Office. Total project length is 3,480 feet; pavement width (2-lane road) to be maintained at about 24 feet (11-12 foot lanes). The 8-ft wide shared-use pedestrians/bike path will be approximately 3,500 foot long. The project is scheduled to begin in late spring, 2021, and be completed by the end of 2021.