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The City of Loveland’s Main/Chestnut infrastructure project is scheduled to begin Oct. 4, and a temporary road closure of Riverside Drive to thru-traffic will be in effect Oct. 11-15.
Detour signs for the road closure will be posted, directing drivers to take Loveland-Madeira Road in lieu of Riverside Drive. Additionally, a temporary flashing message board has been placed along West Loveland Avenue to alert drivers about the upcoming road closure.
The first step of the project includes tapping into the existing water mains and inserting valves, including the main located in the middle of Riverside Drive at the intersection of Main Street, requiring Riverside to be closed to thru-traffic. The closure is dependent upon weather conditions.
During the majority of the project, the work will prohibit areas of on-street parking and require a lane-closure only within the work zone with minimal traffic delays expected.
This work will begin a major component of the $1.17-million Main/Chestnut infrastructure project with Ohio Public Works Commission funds. As the largest infrastructure project to take place in the City of Loveland in more than a decade, the project scope includes replacing 4-inch diameter cast-iron water mains estimated to have been installed in the late 1800s, repairing storm sewer catch basins, upgrading traffic signals, and resurfacing roads within the project limits. The new water main along Main, South Wall, Hill, and Chestnut Streets will be made of 8-inch ductile iron, which will improve fire flow rates.
For more information about other City of Loveland construction projects, please click here. For questions, please contact City Engineer Cindy Klopfenstein at (513) 683-0150.