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. In addition, Columbia Gas is 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. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2018. 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.
Next 7 days (April 21 – April 28)
- Water main installation has been completed, and the water main crew has begun working on storm sewer repairs and upgrades along Southington Avenue.
- Water service installation (from the new main to the curb box in front of each house) will continue along Riverglen Drive east of Carrington Court, then work back along the north-south cross streets beginning with Crescent Court. The new system will not be activated until sometime over the summer, after Columbus Division of Water has inspected and sanitized the new lines.
- Columbia Gas crews will continue installing the new gas main on Riverglen Drive. See the “Columbia Gas information sheet” below for more information. Columbia Gas will also be performing turf restoration (topsoil, seed and straw) in the various areas that they have disturbed (note that these are different areas from those that have been disturbed by the water line installation).
- Columbia Gas crews will be replacing interior gas meters and making new service connections on Riverglen Drive. Columbia Gas representatives are working with residents directly to arrange a time for this work to be done and to determine the new location for the gas meter when necessary.
- The new gas system should be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting.
Next 2 weeks (April 21 – May 5)
- Water service installation will continue working west along the north-south cross streets.
- Storm sewer repairs and upgrades will continue west along Southington Avenue, then move to Melbourne Court and Dover Court.
- Pressure testing, chlorination, and other final tasks will be conducted in preparation for the activation of the new water system.
Next month (April 21 – May 21)
- Water service installation will continue to move through the Village, following roughly the same pattern as water main installation.
- Storm sewer upgrades and repairs will continue to move through the Village.
- Pressure testing, chlorination, and other final tasks will continue in preparation for the activation of the new water system.
- Construction of the new water system should be completed by the first week of May. The new system will not be activated until sometime over the summer, after Columbus Division of Water has inspected and sanitized the new lines.
General notes on construction
- As lawns begin to green up and mowing season begins, please use caution when working in areas that are rocky or uneven. In some areas gravel may need to be raked out of the yard before mowing. Because the curb, gutter, and roadway work will again disturb these areas, the contractor will not perform final grading and re-seeding until late summer or early fall.
- 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 moved or damaged then the utilities must be re-marked, which will delay construction and add to the cost of the project.
- 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.
- Please ask your landscape services to observe the precautions indicated above.
- The contractor has been instructed to keep roof drains open and clear of debris. Should a resident see that construction material has clogged a roof drain please notify the site representative to have the situation remedied.
- It would be helpful to the contractor if residents within the work area 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.
- 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 if trenches have been dug on their property.
- 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. Any necessary pruning will be done by a professional arborist.
- 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.
- Control surveying will continue as needed. 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. Please do not disturb cones, stakes and markers.
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.
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