The 2021 Construction Projects
Broadway St. Stabilization- A total of $460,900 in funding from OPWC was recommended by the District to be awarded to the City of Loveland, half in a grant & half in a 0% interest 20 year loan. The project will include a drilled pier wall and guardrail parallel to a section of Broadway St., culvert replacement across Hanna Ave. near Broadway St., other storm sewer system improvements, and pavement repairs. Geotechnical borings and a survey were completed in 2020. Private utility relocations were completed by early March, 2021. The wall, guardrail and storm sewer construction contract was awarded to JTM Smith Construction. The contractor anticipates beginning work March 22 with about one week of clearing work prior to starting on the public infrastructure installations. During road closures on Broadway St., the detour route of Williams St. - Oak St. - Hanna Ave. will be utilized. The project should be complete by the end of June, 2021.
Miamiview Culvert Replacement- The City of Loveland was awarded a $387,000 interest-free loan for a 20 year term from OPWC. The project will include replacement of a concrete box culvert, headwalls, and wingwalls. The project will also include extension of the dead end roadway on (lower) Miamiview Drive to cross over the culvert and end with a T-type turn-around, and paving. The project construction contract was awarded to JTM Smith Construction. Construction is expected to take place between mid-April and the end of October, 2021.
Annual Road Program– The annual road program was awarded to JK Meurer Corp. Construction is expected to be underway between June and August. The streets (or sections of streets) that will be included in this year's paving program will be determined by staff in the spring, but will include a portion of State Route 48. Other streets may be added to the 2021 paving program at a later date, dependent on available remaining funds. On-street parking restrictions and minor traffic delays are expected.
Main & Chestnut Improvements- The City of Loveland was recommended by the District to receive $1,132,900 of OPWC funding (50% as a grant, 50% as an interest-free loan) for this project. The scope of work includes replacing the 4" cast iron water main, some storm sewer improvements, and repaving on Main St., Chestnut St., S. Wall St., and Hill St. The project also includes a complete replacement of the traffic signal at Wall St. and W. Loveland Ave., and upgrades to radar vehicular detection and GPS pre-emption there and at the traffic signal at Main St. and Loveland-Madeira Rd. Surveying will take place beginning the week of March 8, 2021. The earliest construction may begin for this project is July, 2021 due to the timing of the State's fiscal year. Duke Energy will have some utility pole replacements on the north side of W. Loveland Ave. at Wall St. to raise overhead lines in May-June, prior to the City's project start date.
W. Loveland Ave. Bridge Improvements- The City of Loveland and Hamilton County were recommended by the District to receive an OPWC grant for replacement of the sidewalk on the north side of the County's bridge, as well as railing/walls, and bridge abutments. The City is providing a local match for the additional cost to upgrade to decorative railing and light poles. The earliest construction may begin is July, 2021 due to the timing of the State's fiscal year .
For more information about these projects and others in Loveland, contact Cindy Klopfenstein, PE, CFM City Engineer, at 683-0150 or by email.