The 2019 road construction season is another busy one for Upper Arlington, representing year six 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 year, with the new “Year 10” added as each “Year 1 ” is 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.”
Notice of Early Construction Hours Morning of Monday, September 30 Please be advised that the construction team has been authorized to conduct work at the Lane II site outside normal working hours on the morning of Monday, September 30. This…
The City of Upper Arlington currently has open bids on the following goods and services: Concrete Landing and Stairs (Demolish & Remove existing concrete patio & stairs) (Bid closes 10/15/19 at 3 pm) Panasonic Toughbooks (Bid closes 10/15/19 at 5…
McCoy Road is a major east-west connector for the City of Upper Arlington with direct connections to Thompson Park, St. Andrew’s Church and School, Windermere Elementary School, and Reed Road Park nearby. Movement of traffic and people is of vital…
The City of Upper Arlington is working with the Upper Arlington School District on appropriate adjustments to traffic patterns around Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School in response to the elementary school construction project. As you probably already know, construction on the…
5-7 pm, Tuesday, May 15 Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road Residents are invited to stop by any time between the hours of 5-7 pm on May 15 for an opportunity to learn about the following three projects. The 2019…
Improvements Underway at US 33 (Riverside Drive) and Fishinger Road The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the midst of a US 33 and Fishinger Road intersection improvement project, adding a second left-turn lane from US 33 north to…
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.
- Cresthill Dr (Mountview Rd to Redding Rd) – Completed
- Dorset Rd (Asbury Dr to Mountivew Rd) – Completed
- Fairfax Dr (Middlesex Rd to McCoy Rd) – Completed
- Grace Ln (Reed Rd to Lyon Dr) – Completed
- Osborn Dr (Vassar Pl to Dead End) – Completed
- Shoreham Rd (Surry Hill Pl to Mountview Rd) – Completed
- Stonehaven Ct N (Cul-de-sac to Stonehaven Dr) – Completed
- Stonehaven Ct S (Cul-de-sac to Stonehaven Dr) – Completed
- Stonehaven Dr (Chartwell Rd to Stonehaven Pl) – Completed
- Wareham Rd (Kirkley Rd to Trentwood Rd) – Completed
- Woodbridge Rd (Glenmere Rd to Middlesex Rd) – Completed
Henderson Road Improvements
Riverside Drive to Sawmill Road
Reconstruction of the roadway, with the addition of curb and gutter and storm sewer and sanitary infrastructure improvements. Pedestrian and bicycle accommodations will be included, as well as intersection improvements at Henderson and Sawmill roads, to be coordinated in cooperation with the City of Columbus.
- PHASE II Henderson Road Detour began Wednesday, July 31 at 9 am
- Project Start Date: Week of April 29, 2019. Estimated completion April 2020
- Tree removal and other prep work: Completed
- Waterline work: Completed
- Sanitary sewer and storm sewer work: Completed
- Curb and gutter work: Completed
- Driveway aprons and sidewalk: Current
- Roadway construction: To begin after driveway aprons and sidewalk
Per the attached detour map (below):
- Motorists heading west on Henderson Road will continue to be detoured north to Sawmill Road, then west on Bethel Road to Riverside Drive.
- Motorists wishing to head east on Henderson Road from Riverside Drive will be detoured to Bethel Road, then south on Sawmill Road.
Residents on Henderson Road who are west of the construction zone and that live along Hampton Lane and Tarrington Lane will only have access to and from their homes from Riverside Drive. UA school bus transportation has been notified that they will be able to access both streets from Riverside Drive.
Residents that live on Henderson Road between Sawmill Road and Hampton/Tarrington Lane will have interrupted access to their driveways during this second phase of work. We will notify you of full-driveway closures in advance.
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.
- Timeline: Mid-May – September
- Arlington Ave (Suffolk Rd to Tremont Rd) – Completed
- Canterbury Rd (Asbury Rd to Brixton Rd) – Completed
- Charing Rd (Canterbury Rd to Leeds Rd) – Completed
- Inchcliff Rd (Tremont Rd to Mountview Rd) – Completed
- Mountview Rd (Canterbury Rd to Edington Rd and McCoy to cul-de-sac) – Completed
- Ridgecliff Rd (Mountview Rd to Redding Rd) – Completed
- Sheringham Rd (Woodbridge Rd to Shelbourne Ln) – Completed
- Shrewsbury Rd (Ramsgate Rd to Mountview Rd) – Completed
- Swansea Rd (Kioka Rd to Sunset Dr) – Completed
These projects are comprised of new and routine repairs, such as the removal and replacement or repairs to small sections of the sidewalk. Improvements may also be made to improve the visibility of the crosswalks, with the stallion of thermoplastic pavement markings, along with bump outs and flashing crosswalk signs. These projects are typically completed within a few weeks with minimal restrictions for residents.
- Andover Sidewalk (Barrington Rd to Guilford Rd) – Completed
- Barrington Sidewalk (Andover Rd to Waltham Rd) – Completed
The replacement of waterlines, service transfer and installation of a full-depth pavement patch.
- Ainwick Rd (Zollinger Rd to Eastcleft Dr) – Completed
- Haviland Rd (Woodbridge Rd to Mountview Rd) – Completed
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.
Northwest Upper Arlington near Windermere Elementary School – Began May 28, 2019. Estimated completion December 2019
- Bickley Pl
- Haviland Rd
- Kioka Ave
- Lytham Rd
- Middlesex Rd
- Winfield Rd
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
- Annual Inspection of City’s Bridges and Culverts – Completed
Improvements to the City’s stormwater system, which is the underground network that drains rainwater runoff from our streets into natural waterways.
- Farleigh Rd – box culvert replacement at Avalon Rd – Completed
- Sandover Ct Spillway – Completed
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 do not require a detour of the traffic using the structure.
- 2019 projects completed
These projects may include repair or replacement of traffic signals, installation of conduit for new wire to replace buried wires. These projects typically do not require a detour of the traffic using the structure.
- 2018–Guilford Rd at Northwest Blvd – Completed
- 2018–Lane Ave at Northwest Blvd – Completed
- 2019–Reed Rd at McCoy Rd – Scheduled to begin 2020.
- 2019–Andover Rd at Guilford Rd – Scheduled to begin 2020.
Devon Pool Poolhouse
A new, 25,000 square foot poolhouse replaces outdated indoor facilities. Included in this project are men’s and women’s restrooms, a family restroom, concession stand and offices. The project also included fencing replacement.
Devon Pool Mechanical Building Replacement & Toddler Pool Improvements
Timeline: Design spring 2019, construction to begin fall 2019 to open for 2020 swim season
This project includes assessing the mechanical systems and condition of the toddler pool. Design includes replacing two mechanical buildings with one facility to house the pool systems, updating mechanical systems as necessary, replacing older sections of concrete and rubber decking, and reviewing options to update the toddler pool structure.
Timeline: Summer 2019
An engineering assessment for drainage improvements to athletic fields at Reed Road Park. Actual improvements and timeline to be determined in conjunction with field utilization needs.
Westover Park Playground Renovations
Once spring weather allows continued work, the new playground will open for use. Remaining elements include seating and tables.
Reed Road Park Playground
Timeline: Design summer 2019, construction fall 2019
New playground to meet current design and ADA standards.
Northam Park Tennis Courts
As recommended by the Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan, staff will conduct an assessment of the facility and tennis program in 2019, followed by a design process, to explore options to renovate the courts and service building.
Jack Nicklaus Park Tribute
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.
As the City’s most rapidly evolving commercial district, the Lane Avenue Planning Study has been initiated to help the City better understand the impacts of future growth and put in place a framework to guide this growth in a way that best benefits the community. The study process began in August 2019 and is expected to conclude in the Spring of 2020. It includes two phases of citizen engagement, providing opportunities for residents to learn about the significance of the…
Over the course of the summer, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department has been planning for the replacement of the playground at Reed Road Park. Through this process, resident feedback was gathered through a serious of activities: a survey regarding playground styles, an open house allowing residents to discuss proposed improvements and final design options, and a follow up survey for residents to help select the final design. The results from the second survey revealed a virtual tie between two…
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Smith Nature Park on Fishinger Road, the Upper Arlington Civic Association’s Golden Bear Scare is back and ready to give kids a fright night to remember. From 6:30-9 pm on the evenings of October 15-17, the woods come alive with all things spooky, thanks to some adults who refuse to grow up and still love playing Halloween dress up. Groups of brave youngsters and their parents are lead through…
Thanks to the work of local historians and authors, Diane Kelly Runyon and Kim Shoemaker Starr, awareness has been raised in the community about a former slave, Pleasant Litchford, who lived in the area and made great contributions to the Central Ohio community in the 1800s. Litchford made his way to what was then Perry Township in the early 1800s with his wife and young children. A blacksmith by trade, he became a landowner of more than 227 acres, including…
The City’s emergency dispatching provider—the Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Center (NRECC) at the City of Dublin—has enhanced the level of service our emergency responders can provide to residents by becoming a Smart911TM agency. Smart911TM is an online tool enabling residents to create a household “Safety Profile” that is directly shared with NRECC dispatchers in the event that you call 9-1-1 for assistance. Once registered, should an emergency occur at your home or to a family member whose information and phone…
The election season will be here before we know it, and as the August 7 filing deadline for issues and candidates approaches, thoughts are already turning to who in Upper Arlington is preparing to run for one of the three seats that will be on the ballot for City Council. A series of rules and guidelines to prevent ethical violations are in place for employees of the City of Upper Arlington and for candidates running for office. Please read on…
Please be advised of the following park maintenance updates: The pedestrian bridge that goes over a creek at Northwest Kiwanis Park will be out of commission for a short time period (starting on September 4) to replace several deteriorated boards. A detour around the creek is highlighted on the grass. New precision mulch will be installed in several playgrounds beginning the week of September 3. The following playgrounds will be closed for one or two hours over the next week:…
The first round of community outreach and information gathering for the Lane Avenue Planning Study is drawing to a close. In September, the planning team from OHM Advisors hosted an Open House and two community pop up meetings at locations along the corridor, as well as meeting with area business representatives. Now, for the first two weeks of October we are inviting residents to complete a quick, online survey that is based on the idea boards shared at these meetings,…
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 Engineering Division – Sidewalk Maintenance Program for full details.
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.
Columbia Gas Improvement
- Central Upper Arlington near Northam Park – Began March 1, 2019. Estimated completion July 2019
- Current Status – Work in progress near Asbury/Canterbury/Dorset/Eddington/Farleigh/Redding/Berwyn