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.
Street Maintenance Improvement History and Roadway Pavement Conditions Summary
City Council approves annually, budget to undertake street maintenance and street improvement projects. “Street maintenance” includes inspection of roadway surfaces and application of measures to extend the service life of the street pavement, such as pot hole repair, milling (planning) and resurfacing the upper thickness of street pavements, and surface treatments such as crack seal, cape seal, sealing membranes, SAMI seals, and micro-surfacing. This range of methods are designed to prevent water from penetrating the roadway pavements, to extend the period of time when a more complete (and costly) pavement rehabilitation is necessary. “Street improvements” - a more extensive activity - includes activities to remove and remove the entire pavement system, from the subgrade up to the surface. In either type of project, existing curb and gutter is replaced when the condition of curbs/gutters is critical. The Engineering Department works with Administration and the Service Department, to review condition of street pavements and then identify projects for the coming year. The Engineering Department prepares plans and specifications, sets up the process to solicit bids from local contractors for the work, and oversees construction and inspection.
On occasion, the City undertakes a process to examine comprehensively, all street pavements in the City and to apply a rating “0” to “100”, meaning higher value is a street in better condition. The rating procedure follows the ODOT method. The ratings are used in conjunction of site visits to plan the Street Program for a given year for maintenance and improvement activities. See below, a link to an Inventory of all Groveport’s streets, which shows pavement condition, the initial construction year, and the year and and method of maintenance (if applicable). Also a link below is provided that shows the last 10-year history of street improvement and street maintenance activities.
Annual Street Maintenance Program
The 2023 Street Maintenance Program was advertised and Proposals were received on March 23, 2023. Strawser Paving Company has been awarded the contract for this year's street program. Work activities will include pavement repairs, curb repairs, curb ramp repairs and resurfacing on various streets. The project is scheduled to begin on or around May 22, 2023, with all work to be completed by late fall this year. The following streets will be included in this year's program:
Elmont Place – between Hamilton Road and Venison Way
Edge Grove Drive – between Saw Grove Court and Briar Grove Drive
Private Alley – between Blacklick Street and Hickory Alley
Maple Street – between Church Street and Walnut Street and between Private Alley and Front Street
The 2022 Street Maintenance Program was awarded to Decker Construction Company, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio. As in the past, work activities included pavement repairs, curb repairs, curb ramp repairs and resurfacing on several streets. The majority of the work started around August 1, 2022 and was completed by the end of November, 2022. Below is a list of streets included in the 2022 Street Maintenance Program:
Briar Grove Drive - off of Grove Point Drive
Hickory Alley – from Raver Alley to Front Street
2022 Groveport Golf Course Cart Path Replacement Project
Bids were received and opened on Friday, June 24, 2022 for the 2022 Groveport Golf Course Cart Path Replacement Project. The contract was awarded to Asphalt Services of Ohio, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio. Work will begin in late July, 2022, and continue into the spring of 2023. The project includes removal and replacement of the majority of the asphalt cart path network on the City's municipal golf course.
2022 Alley Drainage Improvement Project: Hickory Alley Storm Sewer
Bid proposals were received and opened on Friday, February 11, 2022 for this project. The contract was awarded to Boss Excavating and Grading, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio. The work will begin around the week of July 18, 2022, and was completed by the end of October, 2022. The project included removal of existing pavements, drainage structures and pipe along the alley-ways, and placement of approximately 1,060 lineal feet of storm sewer pipe, ranging from 4-inch diameter underdrain, to 15-inch, 18-inch, up to 48-inch diameter. Placement of approximately 13 storm structures; mill and reconstruction of alley pavements requiring the placement of approximately 25 cubic yards of asphalt pavement, and 330 square yards of concrete pavement along with other miscellaneous work.
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. 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. This project was awarded to Strawser Paving Company, Inc. Work began in the summer of 2021, and was completed by the end of November, 2021.
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.
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 began before the end of March, 2020, and was completed by mid-June, 2020.
Higgins Boulevard Reconstruction Project
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 was awarded to Columbus Asphalt Paving Company, and began in the spring of 2020. The project was completed in 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.
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.