Bike Trail Closure: Little Miami Scenic Trail Pedestrian Bridge
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 & Project Updates
Start Date: Oct. 1, 2023
Estimated Completion: May 24, 2024
Cherokee Drive & West Main Street Water Main Replacement
The city is replacing water main in the Loveland Heights neighborhood. A public water main will be added along West Main Street between Cherokee Drive and Highland Street, where currently only a private main exists. Adding a public main would complete a looped system for what is now a dead end main along Englage Avenue / Florence Avenue / Highland Street serving several homes, apartment complexes, and a future townhome development. A looped main provides a second water source during main breaks, reducing the number of residents experiencing water outages. In addition to the water main, there will be storm sewer work and repaving. This is the city's first water main project not requiring a loan. The $1.6-million project is funded with a federal grant, state grant, and local funds drawing from the Water Main Replacement Fee.
Estimated Start Date: August 2024
Estimated Completion: Spring 2025
City Hall/The Works Parking Lot
The downtown lots at City Hall and The Works Brick Oven Restaurant will be reconfigured and repaved in 2024. Sidewalks will be added along Railroad Avenue from approximately Railway Barber Shop to Harrison Avenue. Additionally, there will be minor storm sewer work.
Start Date: Spring 2024
Estimated Completion: Summer 2024
Downtown Parking Lot
The city will advertise and bid the construction of a new parking lot downtown between First St. and State Route 48 in January 2024. Construction is expected to begin in February with completion this fall.
Start Date: February 2024
Estimated Completion: August 2024
East Loveland Avenue
This is a collaborative project between the City of Loveland, Clermont County, and Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD). There are many parts of this large project:
- Clermont County is providing $478,320 for the replacement of the bridge on East Loveland Avenue over Bares Run, near #250 E. Loveland Ave.
- 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 future bridge wingwalls, make storm sewer system improvements, and repave a portion of the roadway while the bridge replacement project is being performed.
East Loveland Avenue at Third Street will be closed in the eastern direction starting Jan. 30, 2024. There will be access for local traffic. All traffic will be detoured: East Loveland Avenue – State Route 48 (northbound) – Murdock-Goshen Road – East Loveland Avenue/Dallasburg Road/O-Bannonville Road.
Start Date: Road closure begins Jan. 30, 2024
Estimated Date for Road to Reopen: May 2024
Estimated Project Completion: August 2024
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Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor Improvements - Phase 1
The City of Loveland has been awarded a $4.6-million grant through the
OKI Regional Council of Governments to improve the Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor. This will fund a project to improve Loveland-Madeira Road from West Loveland Avenue to just past Valley View Lane. Plans include:
Because of the large scope of work, the project requires very specific engineering and design activities that must follow the procedures and timelines set by funding agencies. Design and engineering activities will occur between 2024-2026 with construction anticipated to commence in 2027.Other phases of revitalization for the Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor are being planned. This will carry improvements all the way south to the city limits past Oasis Turf & Tree/Castle Skateland/Kroger area.
Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor Improvements - Phase 2
The City of Loveland has been awarded an ODOT Systematic Safety Grant to install sidewalks along Loveland-Madeira Road from the corporation limit (near the Public Works facility) to approximately Kroger.
Design & Engineering: 2024
Estimated Construction Start: TBA
LSFD Downtown Fire House (Station 63)
Historic Downtown’s Station 63 fire house at the intersection of East Loveland Avenue/State Route 48 will be relocated to 220 E. Loveland Ave. At this site, a modern fire station will be constructed.
Start Date: 2024
Estimated Completion: Late 2024/Early 2025
Improving walkability in the city is a goal of the city’s 2022 Comprehensive Master Plan, and residents will begin seeing new sidewalk connections.
- As part of a multi-phase project, new sidewalks were added along the east side of Loveland-Miamiville Road from State Route 48/Oakland Road to Sugar Tree Lane in 2023. In 2024, Phase II of the project will commence — extending sidewalks from Sugar Tree Line to Saddleback Drive. Once complete, sidewalks will connect three neighborhoods to two schools and Historic Downtown.
- City Council awarded a contract to add sidewalks along East Loveland Avenue from the nature preserve to the new Clermont County park located on the Grail Property. Similarly, funding efforts are underway to connect the other side of the new Clermont County park with the White Pillars neighborhood — sidewalks are proposed along State Route 48/ Oakland Road.
- City staff has applied for a grant to install sidewalks along Osage Drive to connect a large portion of the Loveland Heights to Loveland High School.
- The city hired an engineering firm to prepare a plan for sidewalks along State Route 48 to connect Warren County residents to Historic Downtown. City staff applied for a grant for this project.
- The Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor Revitalization Project will include pedestrian connections to the Stoneybrook neighborhood, River Ridge Apartments, Deer Creek Apartments, and beyond.
Start Date: 2023
Estimated Completion: Ongoing
Railroad Preemption Project
The city is working with the Ohio Rail Development Commission to upgrade the existing railroad preemption at West Loveland Avenue & Karl Brown Way, West Loveland & Second Street, and Broadway Street & Second. This project will tie into the proposed automated signal at the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail's West Loveland Avenue crossing. This updated equipment will be easier to maintain. The project is being funded by a grant from the Ohio Rail Development Commission.
South Riverside Avenue / East Kemper Road
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District is working in partnership with the City of Loveland to find the best possible solutions to address erosion and unstable streambank concerns within the area.
USACE is currently conducting a study, which is in the Feasibility Phase where data is gathered to determine is gathered to determine possible alternatives.
The purpose of the Feasibility Study is to investigate a cost-effective and environmentally acceptable means to prevent active erosion at three sites along the Little Miami River that is threatening public infrastructure in the City of Loveland. The project aims to prevent the erosion from negatively impacting critical public infrastructure, a public road (East Kemper Road), which provides access to local residents, school buses, and emergency responders. Additionally, streambank erosion has impacted the adjacent roadway infrastructure and, as a result, vehicle occupant safety and utility lines. The goal of the project is to reduce current risks to public infrastructure and the life and safety of residents.
Project timeframes are subject to change based on the study’s findings.
Estimated Project Design: Beginning October 2024
Estimated Construction Start: April 2026
More Info: If you have questions about the study or would like additional information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Public Affairs Office at (502) 315-6767 or at Loveland.USACE@usace.army.mil.
West Loveland Avenue Bike Trail Crossing: Automated Signal
The 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: 2023-2024
Proposed Installation: 2024-2025
West Loveland Avenue Bridge
The West Loveland Avenue Bridge is scheduled to be repaired in 2024. 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 bidding and contract for the project is being managed by Hamilton County. The bridge is expected to remain open to traffic with a reduced number of lanes during the repairs.
Start Date: Project opens for bids in January 2024
Estimated Completion: September 2024
West Loveland Avenue Traffic Study
The City of Loveland has partnered with an engineering firm to examine traffic patterns of the West Loveland Area bridge and surrounding area. A public survey was conducted in Summer 2023. Please stay tuned for more public engagement opportunities, including open houses.
Read More about the Traffic Study
Start Date: June 2023
Estimated Completion: 2024
For more information about City of Loveland projects, please contact the city engineer at (513) 683-0150.