The city of Canal Winchester will receive $2.1 million in state funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for the Tanktown Waterline and Roadway Reconstruction Project.
Of the total award, $1.05 million will be in the form of a grant and $1.07 million will be in the form of a zero percent interest loan. The remaining amount of the roughly $2.3 million project will be covered by local funds.
The project consists of replacing more than 11,000 feet of water mains on Beatty Court, Beck Street, Cherokee Street North., Cherokee Court South, Conrad Alley, Elizabeth Street, East Fairfield Street, Franklin Street, Groveport Road, Highland Avenue, Jennings Drive, Kramer Street, Park Street, Trine Street, Water Street, West Alley, and West Street, that were installed as early as the 1940s. In addition, roads will be reconstructed on Beatty Court, Conrad Alley, Highland Avenue, Kramer Street, Jennings Drive, Water Street, and West Street. Construction will begin in the early part of 2013.
"We are extremely excited about this project and the funding we received from OPWC," said Matt Peoples, director of public service for the city of Canal Winchester. "Roads have needed repairs for a few years now, but until we were able to get funding to replace waterlines under those streets, it did not make any sense to do so."
Residents may have recently seen utility locate markings, flags. stakes and survey crews in these areas beginning preliminary engineering work for this project.
The OPWC provides grants and loans for local governments to build and maintain their infrastructure through the State Capital Improvement (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvement (LTIP) programs. Roads, bridges, culverts, water supply, wastewater systems, storm water collection and solid waste facilities are eligible for assistance. Local governments apply for funding through one of the nineteen District Public Works Integrating Committees in Ohio.
For questions related to the Tanktown Waterline and Roadway Project, call (614) 834-5100. Questions related to funding through SCIP and LTIP should be directed to the OPWC at (614) 466-0880.