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.”
Upper Arlington is well into the many construction projects for the season. In an effort to keep residents informed, below is the status of active projects: 2019 Street Reconstruction Program Stonehaven Court North (Cul-de-sac to Stonehaven Dr)- To being Monday,…
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…
Mt. Holyoke Road Closure for Cell Tower Site Preparation Scheduled for Monday, May 6 at 7 am has been postponed till further notice. Update: The Mt. Holyoke Road Closure below has been postponed till further notice. Once the new date…
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…
Construction on the new Upper Arlington High School began spring of 2019, followed by construction of the new Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School. The City’s Engineering Division has partnered with the School District to facilitate appropriate adjustments to parking and traffic…
Construction on Riverside Drive between Nottingham Road to just north of Fishinger Road is impacting the routes for two COTA bus lines: the Dublin Express (73) and the Zoo Bus (141). Effective Thursday, April 11 these two bus lines will…
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)
- Dorset Rd (Asbury Dr to Mountivew Rd)
- Fairfax Dr (Middlesex Rd to McCoy Rd) – To begin Wednesday, June 19
- Grace Ln (Reed Rd to Lyon Dr) – To begin Monday, June 17
- Osborn Dr (Vassar Pl to Dead End)
- Shoreham Rd (Surry Hill Pl to Mountview Rd) – To begin Tuesday, June 18
- Stonehaven Ct N (Cul-de-sac to Stonehaven Dr) – Began Monday, June 10
- Stonehaven Ct S (Cul-de-sac to Stonehaven Dr)- Began Monday, June 10
- Stonehaven Dr (Chartwell Rd to Stonehaven Pl) – Began Tuesday, May 28
- Wareham Rd (Kirkley Rd to Trentwood Rd)
- Woodbridge Rd (Glenmere Rd to Middlesex Rd)
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.
- Henderson Road Detour to began Monday, April 29 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: Began May 24, 2019
- Roadway construction: Begins after completion of sanitary sewer work
Per the attached detour map (below):
- Motorists heading west on Henderson Road will be detoured north to Sawmill Road, then west on Bethel Road to Riverside Drive.
- Motorists heading north or south on Riverside Drive will be detoured to Bethel Road heading east, then south on Sawmill Road back to Henderson Road.
Residents that live along Hampton Lane and Tarrington Lane will have access from Sawmill Road during the first phase of construction. Residents that live on Henderson Road between Horizons Drive and Hampton/Tarrington Lane will have interrupted access to their driveways. We will notify you of any upcoming full-driveway closures in advance.
Your refuse, recycling and yard waste collection services will be provided as usual. Please have your items for disposal placed at the street the evening before your normal day of collection.
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) – Estimated completion end of June
- Canterbury Rd (Asbury Rd to Brixton Rd) – Estimated completion end of June
- 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.
- Barrington Sidewalk (Andover Rd to Waltham Rd) – Timeline: June – September
The replacement of waterlines, service transfer and installation of a full-depth pavement patch.
- Ainwick Rd (Zollinger Rd to Eastcleft Dr) – Began April 22, 2019. Estimated completion July 2019
- Haviland Rd (Woodbridge Rd to Mountview Rd) – Began April 22, 2019. Estimated completion July 2019
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 October 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
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 – Began May 28, 2019. Estimated completion November 2019
- Sandover Ct Spillway
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 – 60% complete, estimated completion June 14, 2019
- 2018–Lane Ave at Northwest Blvd – 95% complete, estimated completion June 14, 2019
- 2019–Reed Rd at McCoy Rd – Scheduled to begin September 1, 2019. Estimated completion October 2019
- 2019–Andover Rd at Guilford Rd – Scheduled to begin September 1, 2019. Estimated completion October 2019
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.
With UA’s favorite day of the year just around the corner, we have some useful information to share with the community. Block Parties If your neighborhood is planning to host a block party on the Fourth of July, the deadline for submitting your permit application is Thursday, June 27. The $50 fee covers administrative costs and the delivery of barricades. Block parties are not permitted on any of the City’s main thoroughfares. Click here to complete a Block Party permit…
A popular trend in UA is the rental of golf carts for use over the Fourth of July holiday period. It sounds like a fun idea, but as this practice has grown safety issues have increasingly been a concern for our Police and Fire divisions. In June, City Council revisited this issue, following the enactment of a 2017 State law that now allows municipalities to authorize the use of all “under speed vehicles” (including golf carts) on streets with a…
UA’s favorite day will be here before we know it. As you ready to celebrate our nation’s independence with friends and loved ones, there are a few things to be mindful of to make sure this special holiday is memorable for all the right reasons. Block Parties If your neighborhood is planning to host a block party on the Fourth of July, the deadline for submitting your permit application is Thursday, June 27. The $50 fee covers administrative costs and…
By UA Fire Captain Alan Thompson I look forward to the Fourth of July every year. UA celebrates the day in fine fashion with a first-class parade and a stellar fireworks display, all courtesy of the Upper Arlington Civic Association. Block parties, pool parties, baseball games and class reunions happen all over the City, in what feels like a weeklong party surrounding the Fourth. Unfortunately, that same time period is fraught with danger. Annually, 13,000 people are injured, and seven…
Please be advised that many of the play elements designed for use by older children at the Miller Park Playground have been closed for safety reasons, due to some deterioration of various metal components. Caution tape has been placed around the affected elements, and the Parks & Forestry Division will be removing them as soon as possible. Play elements remain that are suitable for toddler-aged children, and the park’s swing set is still safe to use. If you are looking…
Leadership UA to Host Lemonade & Cookies When: 7 pm, Monday, June 24 Where: 3600 Tremont Road The Leadership UA invites residents to stop by the Municipal Services Center on Monday, June 24, to enjoy Lemonade and Cookies in advance of the City Council Meeting. Beginning at 7 pm, join with members of the Leadership UA, as well as City Council members for a social gathering and a chance to learn about the many exciting projects on the horizon at…
The new poolhouse at Devon is complete and now being enjoyed by families as the summer season kicks in. There’s still more work to be done at Devon however—the replacement of two aging mechanical buildings, repairs to concrete decking and a new toddler pool/feature. An initial review of the existing toddler pool highlighted that modifications of any substance would trigger the need to bring the pool into compliance with ADA standards and Ohio Swimming Pool Codes. With this knowledge, the…
Upper Arlington is well into the many construction projects for the season. In an effort to keep residents informed, below is the status of active projects: 2019 Street Reconstruction Program Stonehaven Court North (Cul-de-sac to Stonehaven Dr)- To being Monday, June 10 Stonehaven Court South (Cul-de-sac to Stonehaven Dr) - To being Monday, June 10 Henderson Road Improvements Riverside Drive to Sawmill Road Henderson Road Detour to began Monday, April 29 at 9 am Project Start Date: Week of April 29,…
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