Sidewalk work planned


By Christine Bryant
Staff Writer

A project that follows the completion of the water line replacement project in Olde Reynoldsburg is expected to kick off shortly.

Workers will mobilize and start sidewalk work on both sides of Main Street beginning March 26 if the weather cooperates, said Bill Sampson, director of public service for the city of Reynoldsburg.

The project will include removing the abandoned fire hydrants, as well as digging out and replacing sidewalks and drive approaches.

Street excavations also are planned to remove valves, followed by asphalt repairs from this process and to fix settled areas of pavement replacement.

Lawn restoration is the final piece of the project, which occurs where any property was disturbed during construction work, Sampson said.

“The bulk of the work is expected to be completed within two weeks and probably an additional week for corrections and cleanup,” he said.

Earlier this winter, contractors completed a project that replaced the aged and undersized water main under East Main Street from Lancaster Avenue to Waggoner Road.

The project included adding more than 3,300 linear feet of a new 12-inch diameter water main to replace a cast iron pipe that was nearly 80 years old.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has notified the city of Reynoldsburg that it plans to repave East Main Street this year.

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