By Christine Bryant
A handful of streets in Reynoldsburg will soon see a facelift as part of the city’s 2016 Street Program.
At the July 11 Reynoldsburg City Council meeting, Bill Sampson, director of public service for the city, said several factors play into which streets undergo maintenance first. Cracking, concrete condition, crack seal condition and pavement defects all play a part into what priority a certain section of street is given.
Council unanimously approved several ordinances that would allow the city to move forward with its street program, including authorizing the mayor to enter into contract with Columbus Asphalt Paving for construction services and EMH&T for construction phase services and inspection services.
This year’s city street program includes improvements to Walnut Street, Helm Court and Avenue, Deer Trail Road and Court, Deer Parkway and about 200 feet of Graham Road off Main Street.
“The improvements include resurfacing, with spot full depth repairs, full depth pavement reclamation, spot curb replacement and curb ramp upgrades where needed,” Sampson said.
Additional work includes resurfacing and other related improvements to the city hall and police department parking lots, as well as drainage improvements to Ambrose Bend.
Construction is expected to begin the early part of August, and will be completed in three months, Sampson said.
Water main project/manhole rehab
Council approved an ordinance that allows the city to move forward with a water main replacement project.
Water Department Superintendent Mike Root said the city plans to replace about 1,000 feet of a 6-inch cast iron line with 8-inch PVC that will run between Briarcliff and Aida behind the old Kroger shopping center.
“We will have to do a new easement, so there will be legislation coming for committee at the end of July for this waterline,” he said.
Additional manholes soon will see work as part of the city’s sewer rehab program as well.
Council authorized the city to enter into contract and appropriate funds to rehab 16 manholes throughout the city that have experienced leaks and other damage. Root said the manholes are located in mostly older parts of the city, such as the Huber/Briarcliff area.