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 began in August 2021 and will be complete in spring of 2022.
Main & Chestnut Improvements- The City of Loveland received $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, 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. Between October and the end of 2021, Ford Development Corporation completed water main installation, water service transfers, storm sewer improvements, and concrete repairs. Traffic signal work and paving are scheduled to begin in spring of 2022 after the signal components have been manufactured and the asphalt plants reopen.
Annual Road Program– The annual road program contract with JK Meurer Corp. was renewed on January 12th. The 2022 budget included $1,200,000 for the road program. The streets (or sections of streets) that will be included in this year's paving program will be determined in the spring, after the effects of this winter’s freeze/thaw. Once available, the scope of work and project updates will be posted here.
Nisbet Park Gazebo- The 2022 budget includes $115,000 to install a gazebo in Nisbet Park, partially funded by a grant. A local vendor is preparing a preliminary design and cost estimate through a national procurement contract.
Phillips Park Playground- The 2022 budget includes $60,000 to install a playground in Phillips Park to replace the one that required removal in 2021. A local vendor is preparing a preliminary design and cost estimate through a national procurement contract.
Dog Park in Kiwanis Park- The 2022 budget includes $38,000 to install a dog park in Kiwanis Park.
Water Tower Cleaning- The City of Loveland owns and maintains seven water storage tanks. The 2022 budget includes $26,000 to clean the exteriors of three of the elevated water storage towers, those located at Union Cemetery Rd., Commerce Dr., and Lever Park. City Council awarded a contract to National Wash Authority dba Midwest Mobile Washers for the work. Cleaning will take place as weather allows since temperatures are required to be over 50 degrees and winds must be low.
GPS Emergency Vehicle Traffic Signal Pre-emption Units - The 2022 budget includes $35,000 to continue progress on its plan to outfit traffic signals with GPS pre-emption technology to improve the response time of its fire and emergency vehicles and reduce intersection accidents. Units will be installed at the following intersections: Loveland-Madeira / Highridge, Loveland-Madeira / Valleyview, Rich / Fallis. Click here to read more about this technology.
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 potentially the light poles. The project construction is delayed due to private utility relocation work affecting the sidewalk.
For more information about these projects and others in Loveland, contact Cindy Klopfenstein, PE, CFM City Engineer, at 683-0150 or by email.