Gas Main Replacement Projects
Duke Energy has scheduled several projects in the city.
Annual Road Program — The city has budgeted $1.2 million for its annual repair/paving program. Contract bidding began in February 2023. A road list will be published in early spring.
Automated Signal at West Loveland Avenue Bike Trail Crossing — The city has been awarded a grant to install an automated traffic signal system at the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail crossing along West Loveland Avenue. To create the new system, two types of signals will be installed — traditional overhead traffic light signals for vehicles and traffic light signals designed for trail users. The system will deliver automatic traffic control and establish “Right of Way.” Currently, the West Loveland Avenue crossing has a pedestrian-activated flashing crosswalk system, and crossing guards work high-volume events to improve traffic flow through the crossing. Design work will take place in 2023 with the proposed installation in 2024.
Chestnut Street Property Remediation
Nisbet Park Gazebo - The 2022 budget included $115,000 to install a gazebo in Nisbet Park, partially funded by an ODNR grant. Installation was planned for 2022 but was delayed due to supply chain issues. Construction began in January 2023 with anticipated gazebo completion by April. In addition, a pathway will be installed to connect the gazebo to the Little Miami Scenic Trail.
Harrison Avenue Widening Project - The city is receiving $370,000 of State funding of an estimated $462,600 construction project to widen Harrison Ave. between Karl Brown Way and Railroad Ave. from 16'-20' existing width to 22' width. The project includes realignment and relocation of Harrison Ave. between Railroad Ave. and First St. to the north by approximately 70', in preparation for a planned 270-space parking facility. Additionally, the project will include the installation of 5' wide concrete sidewalks and curb along the south side of Harrison Avenue. These improvements will positively impact safety along the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, which has been a concern of the city's first responders. The project will also include the replacement of catch basins, upsizing of storm sewers, and addition of a headwall with flap valve at the pipe outlet, improving drainage and safety in the area. Completion of the Harrison Avenue Widening Project will allow for the city to proceed with implementing the Nisbet Park Master Plan and corresponding improvements once the storm sewer outlet pipe through the park is complete. Other improvements include enhanced signage, pavement markings, restoration, and other incidentals. Work will not begin until after July 2023.
Loveland-Miamiville Road Sidewalk Project — Sidewalks will be added along Loveland-Miamiville Road. Preliminary engineering occurred in 2022. Engineered construction drawings for Phase I of the project will begin in January 2023 and the project will be bid out. To review the 50% preliminary plans, click here. These plans are for all phases and are subject to change.
West Loveland Avenue Bridge — The West Loveland Avenue Bridge is scheduled to be repaired in 2023. The bridge is owned and maintained by both Clermont and Hamilton County, and the project is being largely funded by Hamilton County, state grant funding and an allocation from the Clermont County Commissioners. The city is contributing funds toward decorative railing and new lighting. In 2021, the city and Hamilton County submitted a joint grant application to replace the north sidewalk, as well the railings, walls and bridge abutments. However, private utility relocation for conduit located within the sidewalks delayed the project. In July 2022, the north side of the bridge's sidewalk was paved with asphalt for pedestrian safety. The bridge will remain open to traffic with a reduced number of lanes during the repairs. As a project timeline is finalized, the city will publish construction dates.
O’Bannonville Bridge — The Clermont County Engineer’s Office will replace the bridge on O’Bannonville Road near Hutchinson Road, which is located east of the city limits in Goshen Township. The county expects to begin construction in July 2023 and have it completed by fall. This project will require a roadway closure and detour route.
East Loveland Avenue Improvements — In Fall 2023, immediately following road re-opening after replacement of the O’Bannonville Bridge, a joint project with collaboration from Clermont County, MSD, and the City will commence. Clermont County is providing $478,320 for the replacement of the bridge on East Loveland Avenue over Bares Run, near #250 E. Loveland Ave. Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) will replace and upsize about 1,300 LF of the sanitary sewer, from #220 to #362 E. Loveland Ave. MSD is paying a total of approximately $686,200 for the sanitary sewer work. The city is receiving $722,400 of State grant funding to install sidewalks on both sides of the road between #227 to #356, relocate water main around the bridge, make storm sewer system improvements, and repave the roadway while the bridge replacement project is being performed. This project will require a roadway closure and detour route.
Nisbet Park Pedestrian Bridge (Little Miami Scenic Trail) — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will replace the pedestrian bridge on the Little Miami Scenic Trail over O’Bannon Creek. This is the bridge just northeast of the restroom building in Nisbet Park. ODNR will temporarily close the bridge starting March 6. It will open again at the end of March and then close from May - October. There is no designated detour.
Navaho and Cherokee Tot Lots - The city has received funding to replace the playgrounds in the tot lots, as well as to add Wi-Fi service at both parks. The new playsets have been ordered with anticipated installation in Fall 2023.
Riverside Drive Study — The Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a study of Riverside Drive in late spring.
2023 Completed Projects
Phillips Park Playground - The 2022 budget included $60,000 to install a playground in Phillips Park to replace the one that required removal in 2021. Installation was delayed due to supply chain issues. The new playset was installed in late January 2023, followed by mulching and landscaping.