Monday, July 11, 2016
Media Contact: Ursula Miller
CINCINNATI – Crews are performing full-depth patching and other prep on streets in the Clifton and Mt. Auburn neighborhoods through mid July. Work will begin in Heights later this month.
This work is part of the city’s first comprehensive preventative maintenance program since 1999, covering a total of 265 streets in 18 neighborhoods this year.
The city plans to spend approximately $3 million annually on preventative maintenance through June 30, 2021 with funding from its Capital Acceleration Plan (CAP).
“Preventative maintenance is crucial to preserving our streets that are in ‘good’ or ‘better condition,’” said City Manager Harry Black. “Low-cost, preventative maintenance techniques extend the life of our streets, postpone more costly reconstruction and are a good value for taxpayers.”
Preventative maintenance is being done in phases throughout the summer, beginning with excavation or patching and concluding with surface treatments. All work is slated to finish by early October.
Work started in Roselawn, Bond Hill and CUF (Clifton Heights, University Heights and Fairview) last month.
The type of work will vary depending on the condition of each street but generally will include:
- Repairing failed pavement bases with new asphalt
- Sealing cracks in existing street surfaces
- Applying surface treatments such as slurry, chip or cape seal
The contractor also will post “no parking” signs prior to the start of work, as needed, per street. In most cases, 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.
Crews generally work 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday but are allowed to work later into the evening or on Saturdays.
All roads will be reopened to through traffic during non-work hours.
Any rescheduled work will be performed the following day, in most cases. Updates will be sent, if needed.
Visit the contractor’s website at www.americanpavements.com to see the list of streets scheduled for work over the next two weeks. Click on “My Street” in the upper right for more details. Dates are subject to change due to weather and field conditions. For updates, check the website or call 614-873-2191.
The following neighborhoods also are scheduled for preventative maintenance this summer:
- Mt. Airy
- Columbia Tusculum
- East Price Hill
- Hyde Park
- Lower Price Hill
- Mt. Lookout
- Mt. Washington
- Spring Grove Village
- West Price Hill
- Winton Hills
Updates will be issued as work begins in those neighborhoods.
For questions about the project, contact Don Stiens, Senior Engineer, Department of Transportation and Engineering, at 513-352-3429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Capital Acceleration Plan (CAP)
The Capital Acceleration Plan is improving streets and City owned vehicles to eliminate long-term maintenance and repairs costs.
In terms of city streets, CAP provides $69 million in additional funding for improvements over the next six years. Combined with the annual street improvement program, outside grants and CAP, Cincinnati 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.
This investment will improve safety, save money, enhance the city’s business environment and raise the overall quality of life for residents.
For more information, please visit http://cincinnati-oh.gov/manager/capital-acceleration-plan-cap/