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. This year, applications will be accepted for Round 34 Funding until Monday, September 9, 2019. Project applications submitted for Round 34 funding will be for projects constructed during 2020. The City will be submitting two (2) applications this year; West Bixby Road Phase 2 Project and S. Hamilton Road at Higgins Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project. 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 details will follow as they become available.
S. Hamilton Road @ Firehouse Lane/Groveport Madison High School Traffic Signal and Intersection Receives Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) Funding
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 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. The contract for this project was awarded to Shelly and Sands, Inc. Construction is currently under way, and expected to be completed in August, 2019.
East Bixby Road Pavement Reclamation Project
Bids were received and opened on May 16, 2019 for the East Bixby Road Pavement Reclamation Project. After reviewing all bids received, the contract has been awarded to Strawser Paving Company. It is anticipated that during the week of July 29, 2019, traffic patterns will change along Bixby Road as the road reconstruction project gets underway. Bixby Road from US 33 to Ebright Road will be CLOSED to through traffic during construction to allow for street reconstruction to occur. Local traffic will be permitted to access their homes. ALL OTHER TRAFFIC must use the posted detour route. Detour route and signage will be put in place prior to the 29th, with detours beginning on July 30, 2019.
Through traffic travelers wishing to go east-bound on Bixby Road from Ebright Road will not be allowed to pass through the construction zone. Travelers wishing to turn left from northwest-bound US 33 will NOT be able to turn left at Bixby Road. Follow posted detour signs.
During critical weeks of construction, the roadway between US 33 and Ebright Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic. Residents residing in the Harriet Subdivision (homes on Solomon Avenue, Harriet Street, Stoltz Avenue, Ginger Court, and Morgan Court), will not be permitted to access their properties from Bixby Road, and should access these streets from the Ebright Road/Solomon Avenue intersection, following posted detours. Area residents should avoid the Work Zone and use the detour. Within the construction zone, mail delivery, trash collection and emergency services will be continued. It is expected that the Contractor will begin activities related to the project in late July 2019; weather permitting the work should be completed by mid-October, 2019.
East Bixby Road Detour Route
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 consists 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 will include reconnecting to existing manholes, sanitary sewer fittings, and related bypass pumping and dewatering practices associated with the sewer replacement. The project is expected to be completed by August, 2019.
Annual Street Maintenance Program
The 2019 Street Maintenance Program is being finalized with locations to be improved this year. As in the past, work activities include pavement repairs, curb repairs, curb ramp repairs and resurfacing on several streets. More information will be added to the website as it becomes available. All work is scheduled to be completed by late fall, 2019. Residents on those streets being improved will receive notification prior to the start of work in order to move vehicles off the street.
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. 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. Design engineering is currently taking place for the path. Construction of the path could begin in early 2020, and be completed by mid to late 2020.