Media Contact: Ursula Miller
CINCINNATI – Crews are in full swing with $9.9 million in rehabilitation work underway in eight neighborhoods.
Workers this month are repairing curbs and adjusting utility castings in Kennedy Heights, Madisonville, Avondale, North Avondale, Corryville and Evanston. Grinding and leveling is under way in Northside. Crews have completed extensive, full-depth repairs in those seven neighborhoods, as well as Pleasant Ridge.
“We know road construction can cause an inconvenience but the final result will be well worth the wait,” said Michael Moore, Director, Department of Transportation and Engineering. “Keep in mind that curb repairs and casting adjustments are the last major steps in the process before applying the final course of asphalt. That course will create a smooth driving surface.”
Road surfaces are ground down and left intentionally rough to allow crews to prep the surface so the new pavement adheres.
This rehab project is funded as part of the city’s Capital Acceleration Plan. It covers approximately 37 lane miles in eight neighborhoods in 2016. Combined with the annual street improvement program, outside grants and CAP, the city is investing approximately $172 million to rehabilitate or resurface more than half its 2,936 total lane miles in all 52 neighborhoods by June 30, 2021.
Please see below for a complete list of streets scheduled for rehabilitation this summer and fall.
The type of work varies based on the condition of each street but generally includes:
- Grinding and paving
- Replacing curbs and curb ramps
- Repairing driveway aprons and sidewalks, as required
- Adjusting utility castings to grade
- Final surface coat of new pavement
- Line striping
Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Crews may work later into the evening and on Saturdays, if needed.
Rehab work takes about two months to complete per street. On most streets, at least two lanes will remain open to through traffic during repairs. Local access to residences and businesses will be available at all times.
All roads will be reopened to through traffic during non-work hours.
On-street parking may be prohibited, as needed, to accommodate crews. Signs will be posted in advance to allow motorists time to find alternate parking options. In most cases, these temporary restrictions will be in place for less than 24 hours and a street will be reopened by 6:00 p.m. Violators will be towed per city ordinance.
All work is expected to be complete by the end of the month in Kennedy Heights, Madisonville, Pleasant Ridge, Avondale, North Avondale and Evanston. Work in Corryville is slated to finish in October and by Dec. 1 in Northside. Look for updates later this month and in the fall.