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Construction Updates 2018-09-15T09:06:48+00:00

Construction Updates

The Village is replacing its water lines, streets, curbs, and driveway aprons, and performing substantial upgrades to its storm sewer system over the course of 2018. The project is scheduled for completion in December. This page is updated weekly with the latest details about the work schedule and other pertinent information. Sign up here to receive updates via email and/or text.

IMPORTANT: Please see below for information about upcoming disruptions to driveway access.

Next 7 days (September 15 – September 22)

  1. Curb and driveway apron excavation will be completed on the block composed of the east side of Pioneers Court, the south side of Riverglen Drive between Pioneers Court and Carrington Court, the west side of Carrington Court, and the north side of Southington Avenue between Carrington Court and Pioneers Court (section 12).
  2. Curb and driveway apron excavation will continue on the block composed of the east side of Crescent Court, the south side of Riverglen Drive between Crescent Court and High Street, and the north side of Southington Avenue between Crescent Court and High Street (section 13).
  3. Curb and driveway apron excavation will begin on the block composed of the east side of Carrington Court, the south side of Riverglen Drive between Carrington Court and Crescent Court, the west side of Crescent Court, and the north side of Southington Avenue between Crescent Court and Carrington Court (section 14) if weather and field conditions permit.
  4. Curbs and driveway aprons will be poured in the previously excavated areas, weather permitting.
  5. Note: a few driveway aprons need to be poured at a later date because of hydrants or other elements that are present within or near the apron area. Gravel backfill will be used to restore access to those driveways in the meantime.
  6. Note: a few turn radiuses have not been poured in the west part of the Village because of complications involving the location and condition of the existing storm sewer basins.
  7. The latest schedule for the curb and driveway apron work has been posted below. See the general notes below for more information about curb and driveway apron installation, in particular regarding access to driveways.

Next 14 days (September 15 – September 29)

  1. Curb and driveway apron excavation will continue along the north side of Riverglen Drive from High Street to Olentangy Boulevard (section 15).
  2. Curbs and driveway aprons will be poured in the previously excavated areas, weather permitting.

Next month (September 15 – October 15)

  1. Curb and driveway apron work will be completed with excavation and re-pouring around the Circle and Ravine parks, on the north side of Beverly Place, and on the north side of Melbourne Place east of Dover Court.
  2. Excavation of the existing streets and installation of the new street base and surface will begin once the curb and driveway apron work has been completed, probably in the first week of October. The street work will take place in three stages:
    • Removal of the existing asphalt and grinding down of the existing street base. This will be a very noisy and dusty process. Gravel ramps will be used to restore driveway access once the streets have been excavated, but residents will not have access to their driveways for a period of several hours while the excavation is taking place.
    • Pouring of a cement stabilizer to create a new street base. The stabilizer will need to cure for 1-2 days before vehicle access can be restored, meaning that individual streets will need to be temporarily closed during this stage of the process.
    • Installation of the new asphalt street surface. Again the asphalt will need time to cure before vehicle access can be restored, although this will take less time than for the cement stabilizer.
  3. We are working with the engineer and contractor to develop a plan for coordinating traffic and driveway access during this phase of the project, so please stay tuned for more details.
  4. When the Columbus Division of Water has finished their review process they will schedule a crew to chlorinate the water lines and the contractor will begin connecting properties to the new water system. This process is expected to take several weeks.

General notes on curb and driveway apron installation

  1. Residents will not be able to access their driveways for a period of up to 10 days from the time that they are excavated so that the concrete can cure properly. Vehicle access should be restored 4-5 days after the apron is poured. The concrete should be sufficiently cured for pedestrian access after one day, although residents should use caution when moving heavy items (e.g. trash bins) to avoid damaging the surface.
  2. Street parking will not be permitted on streets where curb excavation is being done because of heavy equipment operating in the area. Please arrange to park your vehicle elsewhere in the Village or in a neighbor’s driveway.
  3. Plywood sheets or steel plates will be placed at regular intervals across the excavated trench so that everyone has a nearby pedestrian access point. Please contact Mayor Eric MacGilvray if you have a mobility or other issue that requires additional accommodation (e.g. an access point directly in front of your house), or if you know of a neighbor who does.
  4. Curb and driveway excavation will create a sudden pavement drop of one to two feet at the edge of the street. The trench will be marked with cones, but please use caution when driving or walking in the area.
  5. In some areas there is a significant grade difference between the new driveway apron and the street. This will be corrected when the new street surface is installed (the street elevation has been changed to improve drainage). In the meantime gravel backfill will be used to allow vehicle access.
  6. Some asphalt and paver driveways will have a gap in the pavement behind the new driveway apron. This gap will be filled to match the existing driveway when the street surface is installed. In the meantime gravel backfill will be used to allow vehicle access.
  7. Please do not disturb stakes or flags that have been placed within the right of way. These markers indicate the location of underground utilities. If markers are removed then the utilities must be re-marked and may be inadvertently damaged, which will delay construction and add to the cost of the project.
  8. Please do not disturb materials within the right of way, such as manholes, castings, and pipes, and please avoid any piping or tubing that extends up from the ground. Again, damage to these items will delay construction and add to the cost of the project.
  9. It would be helpful to the contractor if residents could mark the location of yard drains, sewer laterals, dog fences, and/or sprinkler systems within the right of way if they know this information.
  10. Sprinkler systems that are excavated and staked will be capped. Homeowners with invisible dog fences should mark the location of the fence and test it once construction is complete.

Additional information

Anticipated schedule for curb & driveway apron work [pdf]

Construction FAQ

What to Expect During Construction [pdf]

Identified landscape elements [pdf] that will be affected by the construction.

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.