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Construction Update:

Work Period:   October – November 2018

The final punch list items for the North Main Street Project will be completed in the next few weeks by the Contractor, Mr. Excavator, Inc.  The City and the State of Ohio are in the process of finalizing the final pay estimate with the Contractor and re-installing street trees between Park and Clinton St.  The project will begin a 1-year maintenance period following the Ohio Dept. of Transportation and the City’s final approval in the coming month.

NEW WORK:   Underground excavation and investigation near 134-144 N. Main St.

In the next few weeks, the Contractor will be investigating an underground water issue near 134-144 N. Main St. that we have been unable to detect with other techniques.  The actual start of the work has not yet been determined, but we wanted to inform the merchants as soon as possible.  As soon as we have a start date on this work, we will notify you.  Since no evidence has been found through our extensive non-excavating techniques, we will need to excavate the area near 134-144 N. Main St. to determine the source of the water issue.

The following is the construction schedule for Wednesday, 11-14-18 through 11-20-18:

The contractor has completed the excavation.  
The investigation has been completed and no issues were found.  
The contractor began installing the utilities and backfilling the trench with gravel, the past 2 days. 
The trench will be completed with the gravel backfill by Thursday 11-15-18.  
The contractor will remove the orange barricades from the sidewalk by the end of the week following the completion of the backfill operations.
The sidewalk replacement work will begin following the gravel backfill and should take 2 days to complete.  PLEASE NOTE:  The sidewalk that was open during the excavation work near the orange barricades will remain open during the sidewalk replacement work in the daytime business hours. 
Following the completion of the sidewalk replacement the construction area will be cleaned and all construction materials will be removed early next week.

Next update will be on Friday 11-16-18.  

Thank you for  your patience and cooperation during this construction work.

If you have any questions on this work, please contact Thomas Sheridan at (330) 342-1770.

Project Questions?

Contact our Engineering Department:
  • By phone at (330) 342-1770.
  • By Email.
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Project History

The North Main Street Improvement Project between SR 303 and Owen Brown Street includes infrastructure improvements and a fresh new look, including new lighting and sidewalk/pedestrian areas, improved crosswalks, landscaping including street trees and planters. With the assistance of AMATS funding and an ODNR Grant, The Ohio Department of Transportation will resurface North Main Street as part of this project.

For more project details, visit our story map.

Pervious Pavers Ohio EPA Grant

As part of the N. Main Street Improvement Project, the City installed new pervious pavers with the assistance of an Ohio EPA Grant. The pervious pavers will aid in treating storm water runoff. To learn more, click here:

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How long will the project last? 
The project began in 2016 with estimated completion fall of 2017.

What is the scope of the project?

  • Full pavement replacement
  • New overhead crosswalk signals and improved crosswalk designs
  • New textured sidewalk and pavers
  • New light design
  • Diagonal parking
  • Street trees, benches, planters, landscaping
Will my drive to work be impacted?
Some work will be done at night, with possible periodic lane closures after 8 p.m.  During the day, traffic will be maintained, but the lanes will shift for construction which may cause traffic delays. Truck detours will begin during Phase 2. The best way to stay informed is to sign up for our Road Construction Updates and receive email/text messages about lane shifts or closures and other issues that might arise during construction.

Will I be able to visit my favorite North Main Street store?
Yes! Sidewalk access to the stores and businesses will be maintained at all times.  

Will parking in front of the North Main Street stores be available?

While the diagonal parking areas in front of some of the stores may be closed for a period of time, access to all other public parking areas will remain open. 

What will happen to the sandstone sidewalks and curbs?
The approximately 20 square feet of sandstone sidewalk will be removed and stored for possible future use. The sandstone curb will be removed and replaced back into its place as part of the project. Curbing that is cracked or damaged will be removed.

Where's the best place to go to stay up to date on this project?
There are several ways to stay informed. 

  • Website. Check this website page for updates.
  • Story Map. Click on the visual story map at the top of this page that provides detail about the construction, timeline, features and more or click here.
  • Social Media.  For real-time updates on the construction and its impact on traffic, follow us on social media.
  • Road Construction Updates.  Sign up to receive our Road Construction updates for real time traffic alerts regarding this project.Sign up here.
  • Merchant Updates.  If you are a merchant, business, or property owner in the downtown area, sign up for weekly updates specific to how this project may impact your business.  To sign up, click here.
  • Visit HCTV.  
  • Visit the City's YouTube Channel.
What about the great events on the greens this summer? Will they continue?
Yes, the events on the green will be held as scheduled. For event information, visit our Community Calendar.

Who should I call or email if I have questions or concerns about the project?
Call our Engineering Department at 330-342-1770.
Email our Engineering Department here.