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The 2018 road construction season is another busy one for Upper Arlington, representing year five of the City’s first 10-year Capital Improvement Program planning process, designed to bring the City’s inventory of outstanding infrastructure maintenance needs to an acceptable standard, and setting the stage for staying current with needs into the future. It was made possible by Upper Arlington voter support of an increase in the income tax rate of .5% in 2014—bringing UA’s rate to 2.5%—with all funds generated by the increase dedicated to meeting our capital needs.

The 10-Year Capital Improvement Program is updated every two years, with two new “Years 9 and 10” added as each “Year 1 and 2” are completed. As part of this update, some projects change project year, based on a reassessment of priorities and conditions at the time of a reassessment process. This typically does not affect projects identified for “Years 1-3” but can result in adjustments for “Years 4-10.”

CONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW & NEWS

Click on the map or link below for the full-sized 2018 Construction map.

Construction Closures for 2018
STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

These projects are comprised of the complete “ground-up” removal and replacement of a roadway—new pavement, new curb & gutter, new drive approaches, and the restoration of any affected lawn areas. This work may also include the installation of new underground utilities. Roadway Reconstruction projects tend to be multi-phased and frequently require the closure of the affected roadway for an extended period.

  • PHASE I
    • Anson Street – Overdale Drive to Hillview Drive – completed
    • Bickley Place – Anson Street to Johnston Road – completed
    • Donna Drive – Fairlington Drive to Center Drive – completed
    • Lytham Road – Bickley Place to Fenwick Road – completed
      • New sidewalks will also be installed on one side of the street from Glenda Place to Fenwick Road, as part of the City’s efforts to install new sidewalks on collector and arterial streets as reconstruction projects occur.
    • Reed Road – McCoy Road to Lane Road – completed
    • Stonehaven Drive – Stonehaven Drive to Chevy Chase Avenue – completed
  • PHASE II
    • Abington Road – Mountview Road to Redding Road – completed
    • Ashland Avenue – Corp. line to Stanford Road – completed
    • Brandon Road – Northam Road to Ridgeview Road – completed
    • Cheshire Road – Tewksbury Road to Cambridge Boulevard – completed
    • Coventry Road – Cambridge Boulevard to Waltham Road – completed
    • Fairfax Road – Waltham Road to Guilford Road – completed
    • Sudbury Road – Inchcliff Road to Zollinger Road – completed
    • Tewksbury Road – Oxford Road to Arlington Avenue – completed
    • Westwood Avenue – Tremont Road to Stanford Road – completed
STREET MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

These projects are comprised of routine repairs designed to prolong the useful life of a street, such as the removal and replacement of the top layer of pavement (mill and overlay), and repairs to small sections of curb and gutter. These projects are typically completed within a few days with minimal restrictions for residents.

  • Asbury Drive – Zollinger Road to Edington Road
  • Arlington Center – Henderson Road to South corporation line/dead end
  • Bridgeton Drive – Reedbury Lane to Greenview Drive
  • Cassill Court – Cassill Street to cul de sac
  • Chantry Court – Sandover Road to cul de sac
  • Fountaine Drive – Tremont Road to cut de sac
  • Guilford Road – Northwest Blvd to North Star Road AND Arlington Avenue to Coventry Road
  • Kennybrook Bluff – Kenbrook Common to cul de sac
  • Longhill Road – McCoy Road to dead end
  • Lyon Drive – Mumford Drive to Langston Drive
  • Montague Court – Sedgewick Drive to Concord Village Drive
  • Reed Road – McCoy Road to Fishinger Road
  • Romnay Road – Fishinger Road to Hythe Road
  • Sussex Court – Sussex Drive to cul de sac
  • Sussex Drive – Lane Road to dead end
WATERLINE PROJECTS

The replacement of waterlines, service transfer and installation of a full-depth pavement patch.

  • Charing Road – Canterbury Road to Leeds Road – began May 17
  • Dorset Road – Asbury Road to Edington Road – completed
  • Cheshire Road – Tewksbury Road to Cambridge Boulevard – completed
  • Osborn Drive – Vassar Place to Osborn Drive – completed
  • Inchcliff Road – Oldham Road to Redding Road – completed
  • Grace Lane – Reed Road to Ritamarie Drive – completed
SUSTAINABLE SEWER SOLUTIONS

The Environmental Protection Agency required and has approved a Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey to identify the most problematic areas in the City of Upper Arlington when it comes to rainwater getting in to the sanitary sewer pipes. Following this extensive evaluation, the City developed a 12-year remediation plan called the Sustainable Sewer Solutions Program which began in 2017. These projects may include renovation, installation of a liner, cleaning or replacement of main sewer lines, sanitary laterals and manholes, and typically require a detour of the sanitary waste using the structure.

  • 2018 Project Area: South of McCoy Road – between Clairmont Road and Ashmore Road – Video inspections began in May, repairs begin mid-June

BRIDGES & CULVERTS

These projects may include renovation or full replacement depending on the condition of the structure.  These projects typically require a detour of the traffic using the structure.  Construction may last as long as a month or an entire construction season.

  • Dorset Road Bridge – on Abington Road between Mountview Road and Ashbury Road – completed
STORM DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS

Improvements to the City’s stormwater system, which is the underground network that drains rainwater runoff from our streets into natural waterways.

  • Tewksbury Road Storm Sewer Improvements – stormwater pipe replacement, from Arlington Avenue to Oxford Road – completed
STREETLIGHT REPLACEMENT PROJECTS

These projects may include replacement of wooden street light poles with steel poles, installation of additional poles at appropriate spacing and installation of conduit for new wire to replace buried wires.  These projects typically require a detour of the traffic using the structure.

  • Kioka Road – Zollinger Road to Fishinger Road – began August 6
  • McCoy Road – Kenny Road to Reed Road – began August 6
  • Northam Road – Tremont Road to Northwest Boulevard – began August 6
TRAFFIC SIGNAL PROJECTS

These projects may include repair or replacement of traffic signals, installation of conduit for new wire to replace buried wires.  These projects typically require a detour of the traffic using the structure.

  • Lane Avenue and Northwest Boulevard – began August 1
  • Guilford Road and Northwest Boulevard – began August 1
PARKS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Devon Pool
Timeline: Began August 20, 2018, complete by 2019 swim season
Starting in the fall, a new, 25,000 square foot bathhouse will be constructed to replace existing indoor facilities. Included in this project are men’s and women’s restrooms, a family restroom, concession stand and offices. Facility fencing will also be replaced.

Centennial Legacy Project
Timeline: March-June 2018, project complete
Installation of a “Centennial Plaza” and “History Walk” Legacy Project at Northam Park in celebration of the community’s 100th anniversary. The Centennial Plaza features three climbable bronze bear sculptures, benches, tables and chairs, landscaping and trellis. The History Walk features 10 markers detailing highpoints in Upper Arlington’s history, with upgrades to the pedestrian walkway into Northam Park from Tremont Road, including brick pavers and tree islands with landscaping.

Masters Drive Pathway
Timeline: Began August 15
New pathway connecting McCoy Road to Wyandot Park, via Masters Drive and along US 33 into Wyandot Park. The path is part of a long range plan to connect to other regional bikeways in the future.

Drainage Improvements
Timeline: Fall 2018
An engineering assessment for drainage improvements to athletic fields at Reed Road Park. Actual improvements are scheduled for 2019.

Westover Park Playground Renovations
Timeline: Fall 2018
New playground to meet current design and ADA standards

Reed Road Park Ball Diamond Upgrades
Timeline: 2019 project
New backstops, dugouts and fencing.

Northam Park Tennis Courts
Timeline: complete for summer 2018 season
New patio and observation deck furniture.

Fancyburg Tennis Courts
Timeline: Fall 2018, began September 4
Courts resurfacing.

Nicklaus Park Improvements
Timeline: Fall 2018
Installation of a commemorative display providing the history of Jack Nicklaus’ golf accomplishments as a youth in Upper Arlington.  A committee has raised private funds and designed the display.

SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

The Sidewalk Maintenance Program provides for periodic inspections of existing sidewalks to determine if repairs or replacement work is necessary to keep the network in good working order. The maintenance and repair for sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. The City will make repairs when damage has been caused by the roots of City-owned trees in the public right-of-way, defects caused by utility manholes or valves, and any curb ramps.

Visit Parks & Forestry – Sidewalk Maintenance Program for full details.

Sidewalk Damage
NON-CITY RELATED PROJECTS

Construction projects can and do occur within Upper Arlington’s corporate boundaries that are not the responsibility of the City, typically by utility companies such as Columbia Gas, AEP and cable/telecommunications companies. When these projects have a noticeable impact for our citizens, the City takes a more active role in oversight and helping to communicate project updates to residents as appropriate.

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