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.”
As one year of Capital Improvement Program projects turn from planning and design to construction, our Engineering Division is already hard at work looking at the year that will follow. In 2020, the section of McCoy Road from Kenny Road…
The City of Upper Arlington currently has open bids on the following goods and services: Provide & Install Hardwood Mulch to specified locations in Upper Arlington (Bid closes 8/19/19 at 5 pm) Provide Engineered Wood Fiber Surfacing & Installation (Bid…
LEGAL NOTICE: Sealed bids will be received by the Division of Purchasing, City of Upper Arlington, 3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 until 3 pm Eastern Daylight Time on August 21, 2019 for the following project: DEVON POOL PHASE III…
Henderson Road Reconstruction Phase II The contractor for the Henderson Road Reconstruction, Elite Excavating, is scheduled to begin Phase II on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The contractor will begin installing the storm sewer and then continue with the installation of…
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…
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) – Began Wednesday, July 10
- Dorset Rd (Asbury Dr to Mountivew Rd) – Began week of Monday, July 29
- Fairfax Dr (Middlesex Rd to McCoy Rd) – Began Wednesday, June 19
- Grace Ln (Reed Rd to Lyon Dr) – Began Monday, June 17
- Osborn Dr (Vassar Pl to Dead End) – Began week of Monday, July 29
- Shoreham Rd (Surry Hill Pl to Mountview Rd) – Began 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) – Completed
- Wareham Rd (Kirkley Rd to Trentwood Rd) – Began week of Monday, July 29
- Woodbridge Rd (Glenmere Rd to Middlesex Rd) – Began Tuesday, July 9
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 scheduled to begin 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: Phase II to begin Wednesday, July 31
- Curb and gutter work: Phase I completed
- Roadway construction: Began week of June 22, 2019
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) – Timeline: July – Mid-August
- Barrington Sidewalk (Andover Rd to Waltham Rd) – Timeline: June – Mid-August
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 – Timeline: July 29 – August 1 (weather permitting)
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 – 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 – 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.
You know you’re an active Upper Arlington citizen when you’ve undergone some of our community involvement rites of passage. If you’ve ever “Walked” or donned a gold jacket for the UA Civic Association, you’re involved. If you’ve sat on a board or task force, or participated in a focus group, you’re involved. If you are serious about making a difference and you have interest in personal and professional development, the Leadership UA program provides a unique means to enhance your…
As one year of Capital Improvement Program projects turn from planning and design to construction, our Engineering Division is already hard at work looking at the year that will follow. In 2020, the section of McCoy Road from Kenny Road to Mountview Road is slated for a new waterline—which is also triggering roadway resurfacing, as well as spot curb and gutter repairs—and initial design options are under development. Whenever a significant project is on the horizon for one of the…
The kids may be heading back to school, but the summertime outdoor activities in UA are far from over, golf included. Enjoy some golf spectating the week of August 12, as the Nationwide Children’s Golf Championship—the first of three stops in the Korn Ferry Tour finals (previously known as the Web.com Tour)—returns to the Scarlet Course of The Ohio State University Golf Club. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship plays a pivotal role in determining who will earn PGA TOUR membership…
Another invasive plant needs removed from Upper Arlington's parks; honeysuckle. In order to protect our parks, the Friends of Upper Arlington Parks is teaming up with students from The Ohio State University to fight against invasive honeysuckle in Smith Nature Park and are looking for volunteers! If interested, meet on the east side of Smith Nature Park (1270 Fishinger Road) on Saturday, August 24, from 9 am-Noon. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Tools are provided. For more information,…
The City of Upper Arlington currently has open bids on the following goods and services: Provide & Install Hardwood Mulch to specified locations in Upper Arlington (Bid closes 8/19/19 at 5 pm) Provide Engineered Wood Fiber Surfacing & Installation (Bid closes 8/19/19 at 5 pm) Leaf Vacuum Trailers (2) (Bid closes 8/20/19 at 3 pm) Replace (6) Heat Pumps and Efficiency Reflectors. MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting to be held 8/08/19 at 9 am at Public Service Center, Main Entrance, 4100 Roberts…
The Columbus Foundation is once again encouraging communities and citizens to participate in The Big Table on Wednesday, August 28, by either hosting or participating in a Big Table discussion. The purpose of The Big Table is to strengthen and connect communities through thoughtful conversation about important issues and community needs. The Upper Arlington community has hosted Big Table discussions for the past three years, thanks to a collaboration of several community organizations, with plans to once again participate in…
The Upper Arlington Farmers Market is a weekly favorite for many throughout the summer months, and to make the experience even better this year, the City partnered with Get Fresh Markets, a local non-profit organization that manages farmers markets in Central Ohio. This new partnership has brought new vendors to Upper Arlington, welcomed SNAP customers to use their Ohio Direction card to purchase food and receive $1 for every $1 spent, up to $20 and provide live entertainment and food…
As the Central Ohio region continues to experience unprecedented levels of growth, it’s not surprising that developers are looking to premier communities like Upper Arlington for development opportunities. Since Upper Arlington is already built out with just five percent of its land zoned for commercial use—combined with zoning that requires greater density and a mix of uses within the City’s commercial districts to maximize their redevelopment potential to protect UA’s residential nature—redevelopment proposals are trending toward larger projects like The…
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