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.
Glendening Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project
The City opened bids on August 24, 2018 for the Glendening Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project, and awarded the contract to G & G Enterprises. The work consisted of removing and replacing approximately 60 L.F. of 8" sanitary sewer main, and approximately 325 L.F. of 10" sanitary sewer main in the Glendening School Campus area off of Main Street. Work also included reconnecting to existing manholes, sanitary sewer fittings, and related bypass pumping and dewatering practices associated with the sewer replacement. The project was completed in early summer, 2019.
Annual Street Maintenance Program
The 2019 Street Maintenance Program has been finalized, with the exception of a few locations to be completed in the spring of 2020 with pavement markings. As in the past, work activities included pavement repairs, curb repairs, curb ramp repairs and resurfacing on several streets. The majority of the work was completed in the fall of 2019. However, due to weather conditions, a small portion of the pavement markings will be completed in the spring of 2020.
Work Descriptions and Locations
Bixford Green Pedestrian/Bicycle Path
In 2018, the City applied for and received 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 will 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. Once the path is constructed, the City will maintain the path, as well as the area behind seven residences on Canyon Grove Drive that border park land. Bids were received and opened for the Bixford Trail Project in December, 2019. Strawser Paving Company has been awarded the contract for the project. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring, 2020, and be completed by August, 2020.
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 June, 2020.