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. Construction for this much needed project is scheduled for this year. 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 OPWC Grant
The City of Groveport applied for and received an OPWC grant for upgrades to the traffic signal and intersection at S. Hamilton Road and Firehouse Lane/Groveport Madison High School. The project will include converting the traffic signal to a mast arm signal (sized for possible future left turn lane improvements, if needed); crosswalk and crossing notification system for pedestrians waiting in the center aisle of the intersection; and a sidewalk on the east side of S. Hamilton Road/State Route 317 from the crosswalk to the COTA bus stop. Project funding is a collaboration with the City of Groveport, Groveport Madison Schools, and Madison Township Fire Department. The estimated construction cost for the project is $443,099, plus $88,600 for engineering and $44,300 contingency, for a total cost of $575,999. Groveport Madison Schools will contribute $62,000 toward the project, and Madison Township Fire Department will contribute $20,000. The OPWC grant for this project is $316,223, and there is a no-interest loan that is the City's responsibility for $120,176. Engineering is scheduled to take place in 2018, with construction tentatively set for the spring of 2019.
Annual Street Maintenance Program
Work began on the 2017 Street Maintenance Program in late July, with improvements being conducted by the City's Contractor, Columbus Asphalt Paving Company. Work activities included pavement repairs, curb repairs and resurfacing on the following streets:
* Elm Street - from West Street east to Town Center Parking Lot
* Grove Pointe Drive - from near Briargrove Drive west to near Golden Grove Drive
* Tallman Street - from South Street south to near Green Avenue
* West Street - from Green Avenue south to and including Kinsel Avenue
* Firehouse Lane - from near SR 317/Hamilton Road east to near Madison Lane
* Lambert Street - pavement only
* Main Street and Hendron Road Intersection - Sidewalk Reconstruction
* City Parking Lot - adjacent to Crooked Alley/Cherry Street
The 2018 Street Maintenance Program is in the design phase, and will be bid in early summer, 2018.
Hendron Road Reconstruction Project
The Hendron Road Reconstruction Project is nearing completion as crews finish up with the street lighting installation during January, 2018. The roadway was opened to through traffic on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, ahead of schedule. Work on this project began the first week of May, 2017. After receiving and reviewing bids, the City entered into a construction contract with Shelly and Sands, Inc. The City also entered into an interagency agreement with the Franklin County Engineer's Office to provide construction administration and inspection for this project. The project included adding storm sewers, curb and gutter, sidewalks, a new water main, and new street lighting. The project also added sidewalks on the west side of Hendron Road, from Marlowa Drive to Cherry Blossom Drive.
West Bixby Road Reconstruction Project
The West Bixby Road Reconstruction Project was completed and reopened to traffic on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The project included reconstructing the pavement between Bixby Ridge Drive East to the Madison Christian Church driveway entrance. Also included with this project was the construction of a new eight foot leisure path along the west side of the roadway. The City's contractor, Strawser Paving Company, completed the work on schedule and in time for the 2017 Pelotonia Race to come through Groveport on August 5, 2017. The total project cost was $608,288.00, which includes funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission, as well as local funding.