By Christine Bryant
Baldwin Road residents will see significant improvements to their street next year.
As part of next year’s nearly $4.4 million Street Improvement Project, the city is beginning the planning and engineering design process. Reynoldsburg will focus on Baldwin Road, located in the southwest portion of the city, as well as several other streets throughout the community.
Since 2001, Baldwin Road has seen seven water main breaks, which is why the nearly $2 million project will include the replacement of the existing aged and deteriorated water main within the limits of roadway work, said Bill Sampson, director of public service.
Residents also will see the reconstruction of the roadway pavement section and curbs from the intersection with Woodsedge Drive to the Baldwin Road Junior High School property, with roadway improvements extending into Woodsedge Drive, both on the east and west sides of Baldwin Road.
These include ADA curb ramp improvements at the intersections and storm sewer improvement on Woodsedge Drive east of Baldwin.
“Baldwin Road has severe cracking and numerous areas of failed pavement, as well as aged and deteriorated utilities,” Sampson said. “The water line has experienced a number of breaks, causing disruptions in service.”
In addition to replacing the water line, the city will provide a new storm sewer system.
“When the water line and storm sewer work is completed, the road will be repaired and resurfaced,” he said.
Other maintenance projects include a minor widening and overlay at the “S” curve on Rodebaugh Road, and a new crosswalk, median and curb ramps at the intersection of East Main Street and Lancaster Avenue.
The city will perform reconstruction, resurfacing, depth repair and spot curb replacement on Jackson Street, Foxchase Road, Furth Drive, Halverton Drive, Radekin Road west of Brice Road, Astor Drive, French Drive, Epworth Avenue, Glenford Court, Lockmere Court, Crosswick Court and Dean Court.
Two city parks will see improvements as well, with planned projects including the repaving and repairing of parking lots at Civic Park that will address the lot’s drainage issue, Sampson said. The city also will repave the Spangler lot at Huber Park.
Sampson said the goal is to have bids and specifications in place by the spring of 2018 to advertise for contractors, with work beginning late spring or early summer.