Construction Projects

Bike Trail Closure: Little Miami Scenic Trail Pedestrian Bridge Replacement by ODNR

Bike Trail Closure Map

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.
Start Date: Oct. 1, 2023
Estimated Completion: 
May 15, 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

South Riverside Avenue / East Kemper Road

Orange construction barrels on 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.

At this time, project design is expected to start in early 2025, with construction expected to start late 2025. However, these timeframes are subject to change based on the study’s findings.

If you have any 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

2023 Projects

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 

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 Avenue from 16'-20' existing width to 22' width. The project includes realignment and relocation of Harrison between Railroad and First Street to the north by approximately 70', in preparation for a new surface parking lot. Additionally, the project will include the installation of 5' wide concrete sidewalks and curb along the south side of Harrison. 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 to improve 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 once the storm sewer outlet pipe through the park is complete. Other improvements include enhanced signage, pavement markings, restoration, and other incidentals. 
Start Date: Late September 2023
Estimated Completion: 
Spring 2024

Loveland-Miamiville Road Sidewalks

Sidewalks will be added along the east side of 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. The bid opening for construction was held in April 2023.  The contractor anticipates starting layout, clearing, and preliminary grading the week of June 26.  Storm sewer work is scheduled to start the week of July 3.  Curb installation is scheduled for the week of July 10, with sidewalk installation scheduled to begin the week of July 17.  The schedule is dependent on weather and private utility companies' pole relocation.
Start Date: Late June 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                                           
Utility Relocation: July-September 2023                                                               
Estimated Completion: October 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 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: Winter 2023
Estimated Completion: Summer 2024

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. This project will require a roadway closure and detour route.
Start Date: August 2023
Estimated Completion: Dec. 1, 2023
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East Loveland Avenue Improvements 

E Loveland Ave BridgeThis is a collaborative project between the City, Clermont County, and MSD. 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 future bridge wingwalls, make storm sewer system improvements, and repave a portion of 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.
Estimated Start Date: November 2023
Estimated Completion: August 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 delivery in late late September. Both playsets should be installed in October.
Start Date:  September 2023                                                                                     
Estimated Completion: October 2023

Downtown Parking Lot

The city will begin construction on a new downtown parking lot between First Street and State Route 48.  
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Start Date: Fall 2023
Estimated Completion: 2024

2023 Completed Projects

Annual Road Program

The city budgeted $1.2 million for its annual repair/paving program. Bids were received in February 2023 and the contract was awarded to J.K. Meurer Corp.  The streets repaved as part of this year's project include: Apache Ct., Bellwood Dr. (Sunrise to West Terminus), Bloomfield Ct., Bridlespur, Cones Rd. (within City limits), County Down Ln. (Brandywine to South Terminus), Fox Chase Dr., High Country Ln., Highcliff Ct., a portion of Kerr Cemetery Rd., Navaho Dr., Oneida Dr., Potomac Ct., Pueblo Plc., Rednor Ct., Seminole Dr., Shelburn Dr., Silver Fox Ct., Sioux Dr., Sunrise Dr., and W. Main St. (Cherokee to West Terminus).  

Karl Brown Way Crosswalk

A midblock crosswalk was installed between West Loveland Avenue and the train trestle near RODI Italian. This project included improvements to the storm sewer, sidewalk, landscaping, etc.

Nisbet Park Gazebo
Nisbet Gazebo

The 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 was installed to connect the gazebo to the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

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 2023-2024 with the proposed installation in 2024-2025. 

More Information

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