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 accepted applications for Round 32 of project funding for projects to be constructed during 2018. The deadline for this year's round of applications was Monday, September 11, 2017. The City of Groveport submitted applications for two projects; the West Bixby Road Reconstruction, Phase 2 Project and the Hamilton Road at Firehouse Lane/Groveport Madison High School Intersection Project. The Hamilton Road at Firehouse Lane/Groveport Madison High School Intersection Project scored the highest of all projects submitted. More details on the project and construction dates will follow as the design phase progresses.
S. Hamilton Road @ Firehouse Lane/Groveport Madison High School Traffic Signal and Intersection Receives Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) Funding
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 will include 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, there will be a pedestrian refuge island within the median aligned with the crosswalk. Sidewalks will be 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. Engineering design is proceeding within 2018, with construction expected to begin in the spring of 2019.
Annual Street Maintenance Program
The 2018 Street Maintenance Program began in May by the City's Contractor, Strawser Paving Company, Inc. Work activities include pavement repairs, curb repairs, curb ramp repairs and resurfacing on the following streets:
* West Street from Main Street to Green Avenue, resurfacing with spot curb and gutter replacement
* Hanstein Addition streets (paving only, no curbs)
* Striping on Rohr Road from Alum Creek Drive to Commerce Center Drive
* Miscellaneous signing and striping on various streets and intersections
* Replacement of brick curb ramps at the intersection of Main Street and Madison Street * Replacement of brick curb ramps at the intersection of Main Street and Kessler Street
* Harbinger Drive resurfacing with spot curb and gutter replacement
* Apple Grove Court resurfacing with spot curb and gutter replacement
* Fern Grove Court resurfacing with spot curb and gutter replacement
All work is scheduled to be completed on or around September 1, 2018. Residents on these streets will receive notification prior to the start of work in order to move vehicles off the street.
Waterline Replacements for Hanstein Addition and College Street Corridor Project
The City has awarded a contract to Facemyer Company for waterline replacements in Hanstein Addition and on College Street, between Main Street and Grove Street. The work will start in April and be completed before August 1, 2018. The project involves new 8 inch water mains along the following streets in Hanstein Addition: Seymour Street, Crescent Drive, Delane Road (north of Elm Street), and Hanstein Place (Crescent Drive to Elm Street). The existing 4 inch water mains in Hanstein Addition will be retired and abandoned in place. Waterline improvements along College Street between Main Street and Grove Street involve switching many water customers' services to a larger 16 inch main. Project updates and notifications will be posted on the website during construction.
Waterline Replacement Update
Bixford Green Pedestrian/Bicycle Path
On June 1, 2018, the City applied for an Ohio NatureWorks grant to help fund the construction of an asphalt pedestrian/bicycle path to connect Bixford Green subdivision to the Blacklick Trail. The path would be 10 feet wide and approximately 900 feet in length, connecting through Reserve “A” of Bixford Green near Canyon Grove Drive and Peach Canyon Drive. A lease agreement between the City and the Bixford Green Home Owners Association has been signed. Once the path is constructed, the City would maintain the path, as well as the area behind seven residences on Canyon Grove Drive that border park land.
The City should hear by the end of 2018 if it will receive grant approval. After receiving notification, construction of the path could begin in early 2020, and be completed by mid to late 2020.