Construction Projects

Bike Trail Closure Map

Bike Trail Closure

Little Miami Scenic Trail Pedestrian Bridge Replacement by ODNR

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will replace the pedestrian bridge on the Little Miami Scenic Trail over O’Bannon Creek. This is the bridge just northeast of the restroom building in Nisbet Park. Read closure dates and project updates.
Pre-Construction: Closed March 6 - will reopen at end of March
Start Date: May 2023
Estimated Completion: October 2023

Gas Main Replacement Project by Duke Energy

Sr 48 Gas FINAL

Duke Energy is rerouting and installing gas main along State Route 48/Oakland Road through spring 2023. The road will be affected from the east end of St. Columban’s property (just past the football field) to the intersection of Loveland-Miamiville Road/Oak Street. 

Single lanes will be closed with two-way traffic maintained by flaggers at all times during the day. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday through daylight hours, with a suspension in work between 2:30-3:30 p.m. on days when school is in session at St. Columban. School is not in session at St. Columban on 3/10, 3/13, and 4/7-4/16. However, heavy traffic is expected 4/7 and 4/8 due to Easter Weekend. Weekly fish fries are held on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. through 4/7.  

2023 Projects

Annual Road Program

The city has budgeted $1.2 million for its annual repair/paving program. Bids were received in February 2023. A road list will be published in early spring.

Chestnut Street Property

The city received a $3.3 million grant for cleanup/remediation of the 8.33-acre Chestnut Street Property, which has been a site for uncontrolled dumping. Site analysis work began in May 2022. 
Chestnut Street Property Remediation 

Nisbet Park Gazebo
Nisbet GazeboThe 2022 budget included $115,000 to install a gazebo in Nisbet Park, partially funded by an ODNR grant. Installation was planned for 2022 but was delayed due to supply chain issues. In addition, a pathway will be installed to connect the gazebo to the Little Miami Scenic Trail.
Start Date: January 2023
Estimated Completion: March 2023

Harrison Avenue Widening Project

The city is receiving $370,000 of state funding of an estimated $462,600 construction project to widen Harrison Ave. between Karl Brown Way and Railroad Ave. from 16'-20' existing width to 22' width. The project includes realignment and relocation of Harrison Ave. between Railroad Ave. and First St. to the north by approximately 70', in preparation for a planned 270-space parking facility.  Additionally, the project will include the installation of 5' wide concrete sidewalks and curb along the south side of Harrison Avenue.  These improvements will positively impact safety along the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, which has been a concern of the city's first responders. The project will also include the replacement of catch basins, upsizing of storm sewers, and addition of a headwall with flap valve at the pipe outlet, improving drainage and safety in the area.  Completion of the Harrison Avenue Widening Project will allow for the city to proceed with implementing the Nisbet Park Master Plan and corresponding improvements once the storm sewer outlet pipe through the park is complete. Other improvements include enhanced signage, pavement markings, restoration, and other incidentals. Work is estimated to begin in August 2023 and be completed in Spring 2024.
Start Date: August 2023
Estimated Completion: Spring 2024

Karl Brown Way Crosswalk

A midblock crosswalk will be installed between West Loveland Avenue and the train trestle. This project includes improvements to the storm sewer, sidewalk, landscaping, etc.
Start Date: February/March 2023
Estimated Completion: April 2023

Loveland-Miamiville Road Sidewalks

Sidewalks will be added along Loveland-Miamiville Road from State Route 48/Oakland Road to Sugar Tree Lane. Preliminary engineering occurred in 2022. Engineered construction drawings for Phase I of the project began in January 2023. To review the 50% preliminary plans, click here. These plans are for all phases and are subject to change.
Start Date: May 2023
Estimated Completion: August 2023

Second Street/State Route 48 Traffic Improvements

Former Mobil Station 2-24-23

The city, working in partnership with the Adams County Land Bank, took possession of the former Mobil Station site after the prior owner concluded fuel center and retail operations, thus clearing the way for the property to be transferred. With the cessation of fuel center activities on the site and the associated transfer of the property to the land bank, the city can now begin the process of completing the environmental inspections required to demolish the former fuel center, remove the existing underground storage tanks, pursuing additional funding to assist in remediating current known and unknown issues associated with the past fuel center use. Additionally, with the transfer of the property, the city authorized testing to determine if there are existing, undocumented petroleum releases associated with any active underground storage tanks on site.  Demolition occurred in February. Once the site is remediated, a right turn lane will be added along SR 48 to improve traffic flow.
Demo: February 2023
Roadwork Start Date: May 2023
Estimated Completion: July 2023
Second Street/State Route 48 Improvement (Mobil Station) 

West Loveland Avenue Bridge

W Loveland Ave BridgeThe West Loveland Avenue Bridge is scheduled to be repaired in 2023. The bridge is owned and maintained by both Clermont and Hamilton County, and the project is being largely funded by Hamilton County, state grant funding and an allocation from the Clermont County Commissioners. The city is contributing funds toward decorative railing and new lighting. In 2021, the city and Hamilton County submitted a joint grant application to replace the north sidewalk, as well the railings, walls and bridge abutments. However, private utility relocation for conduit located within the sidewalks delayed the project. In July 2022, the north side of the bridge's sidewalk was paved with asphalt for pedestrian safety. The bridge will remain open to traffic with a reduced number of lanes during the repairs. 
Start Date: June 2023
Estimated Completion: August 2023

O'Bannonville Bridge (Goshen Township)

OBannonville BridgeThe Clermont County Engineer’s Office will replace the bridge on O’Bannonville Road near Hutchinson Road, which is located east of the city limits in Goshen Township. The county expects to begin construction in July 2023 and have it completed by fall. This project will require a roadway closure and detour route.
Start Date: July 2023
Estimated Completion: November 2023

East Loveland Avenue Improvements 

E Loveland Ave BridgeThis is a two-phase project affecting the East Loveland Avenue area (near the East Loveland Nature Preserve). After July 2023, a joint project with collaboration from Clermont County, MSD, and the City will commence. Clermont County is providing $478,320 for the replacement of the bridge on East Loveland Avenue over Bares Run, near #250 E. Loveland Ave. Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) will replace and upsize about 1,300 LF of the sanitary sewer, from #220 to #362 E. Loveland Ave. MSD is paying a total of approximately $686,200 for the sanitary sewer work. The city is receiving $722,400 of State grant funding to install sidewalks on both sides of the road between #227 to #356, relocate water main around the bridge, make storm sewer system improvements, and repave the roadway while the bridge replacement project is being performed.  While some aspects of the work may be performed with a single lane closure and maintaining traffic with flaggers, the bridge replacement will require a full roadway closure and detour route. The bridge replacement portion of the project will not commence until O'Bannonville Rd. has re-opened to traffic.
Start Date: August 2023
Estimated Completion: Spring 2024

Navaho & Cherokee Tot Lots

The city has received funding to replace the playgrounds in the tot lots, as well as to add Wi-Fi service at both parks. The new playsets have been ordered with anticipated installation in Fall 2023.
Start Date: Fall 2023

2023 Completed Projects

Phillips Park Playground

Phillips Park Playset 2-10-23

The 2022 budget included $60,000 to install a playground in Phillips Park to replace the one that required removal in 2021. Installation was delayed due to supply chain issues. The new playset was installed in late January 2023, followed by mulching and landscaping.

Public Works Facility

PW Complete 1-21-23

Construction of the department's new garage/office building is complete. Click here for an overview article. Click here to watch a behind-the-scenes tour of the build.

2024 Projects

Automated Signal at West Loveland Avenue Bike Trail Crossing

Bike Crossing RenderingThe city has been awarded a grant to install an automated traffic signal system at the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail crossing along West Loveland Avenue. To create the new system, two types of signals will be installed — traditional overhead traffic light signals for vehicles and traffic light signals designed for trail users. The system will deliver automatic traffic control and establish “Right of Way.” Currently, the West Loveland Avenue crossing has a pedestrian-activated flashing crosswalk system, and crossing guards work high-volume events to improve traffic flow through the crossing. Design work will take place in 2023 with the proposed installation in 2024. 

More Information

For more information about Loveland projects, please contact Cindy Klopfenstein, PE, CFM City Engineer, at 683-0150 or by email.