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Construction Updates 2018-01-20T21:37:05+00:00

Construction Updates

The Village will be replacing its water lines, streets, curbs, and driveway aprons, and performing substantial upgrades to its storm sewer system over the course of 2018. In addition, Columbia Gas will be replacing the gas distribution system in the Village, which will include installing new service lines to each property and relocating all gas meters to the exterior of the home. This page will be updated weekly with the latest details about the work schedule and other pertinent information.

Next 7 days (January 20 – 27)

  1. Materials and equipment will start arriving in the Village for storage. Materials will be stored at the south end of Olentangy Blvd (entrance to Rush Run Park), the east end of Beverly Place, the ravine park on Riverglen Drive, and in the right of way of certain properties as construction moves through the Village. Please keep a safe distance away from construction equipment and materials.
  2. Control surveying will be performed. This will involve staking out work areas, the location of underground work to be performed, etc. Workers will be operating within Village right of way.
  3. Digging of trenches for the new water mains will begin if weather and ground conditions are favorable. Construction will begin at the south end of Olentangy Blvd. (west side of street) and work north.

Next 2 weeks (January 20 – February 3)

  1. Digging and water main replacement will continue north along Olentangy Blvd.
  2. A second water main crew will begin working in the Beverly Place (north side of street), Melbourne Place (north side of street), and Dover Court (west side of street) area.

Next month (January 20 – February 20)

  1. Once water main work is completed on Olentangy Blvd. the contractor will turn east at Riverglen Dr. and work toward High Street.
  2. The second water main crew will continue working in the Beverly Place, Melbourne Place, and Dover Court area.
  3. Columbia Gas has proposed a February 5 start date, but hope to start sooner if weather and ground conditions permit. Please note that the Columbia Gas work is separate from the Village infrastructure project.

General notes on water main installation

  1. The water main trench will cut across driveways on the indicated side of the street. See the “Water main locations” document below for exact locations. Driveway access will be maintained except for a brief period while the cut is being made. Once the new lines have been installed, the driveway will be repaired with a temporary backfill. The driveway will be restored to its original condition (with a new apron) at a later stage of construction. Notice of impact of work to driveways will be given to residents via door tags. Please be on the lookout for these.
  2. Tree fences will be installed around trees where root systems may be affected by work. In these areas excavation will be done by hand instead of by machines to help protect the trees.
  3. No street or lane closures will be necessary in the next two weeks, but drivers should be cautious around the work zone for the sake of worker and driver safety.
  4. Homeowners with invisible dog fences should mark the location of the fence and test it once construction is complete if trenches are being dug on their lot.
  5. Many large landscape rocks remain in the right-of-way throughout the Village. The contractor will move these rocks out of the work area when necessary. It will be the owner’s responsibility to replace them once construction is completed.

Additional information about the infrastructure project is contained in the documents below.

What to Expect During Construction [pdf]

Identified landscape elements [pdf] that will be affected by infrastructure work.

Water main locations [pdf] showing where new lines will be installed in the right of way.

Columbia Gas information sheet [pdf] for gas system replacement.

Please note that these documents are in a .pdf file format designated by [pdf] following the link. Pdf files require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader software to open them. If you do not have Reader, you may use the following link to Adobe to download it for free: Adobe Acrobat Reader.