Current 2021 Construction Projects
Miamiview Culvert Replacement- The City of Loveland was awarded a $387,000 interest-free loan for a 20 year term from OPWC. The project will include replacement of a concrete box culvert, headwalls, and wingwalls. The project will also include extension of the dead end roadway on (lower) Miamiview Drive to cross over the culvert and end with a T-type turn-around, and paving. The project construction contract was awarded to JTM Smith Construction. Construction is began in August and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2021.
Annual Road Program– The annual road program was awarded to JK Meurer Corp. Limited concrete curb replacements began in late July, to be followed by milling and paving. The streets (or sections of streets) that will be included in this year's paving program include a portion of State Route 48 from approx. 500' east of the intersection of Five Points to the O'Bannon Creek Bridge (scheduled to mill and pave Oct. 21-22 and 25-26, weather permitting), W. Loveland Ave. from Loveland-Madeira Rd. to Anniversary Park (east of Englage Ave.), Belmont Ct., Churchill Ct., Commerce Dr., Fallswood Ct., Founder's Dr., Lexington Dr., Preakness Ln., and Ravinewood Terrace. Woodcrest Dr. is a contingency street, with curb repairs and/or paving that may be added to the 2021 paving program at a later date, dependent on available remaining funds. On-street parking restrictions and minor traffic delays are expected.
Main & Chestnut Improvements- The City of Loveland was recommended by the District to receive OPWC funding (50% as a grant, 50% as an interest-free loan) for this project. The total cost of the project is $1,168,000, and the city has entered into a contract with Ford Development Corporation. The scope of work includes replacing the 4" cast iron water main, storm sewer improvements, and repaving on Main St., Chestnut St., S. Wall St., and Hill St. The project also includes a complete replacement of the traffic signal at Wall St. and W. Loveland Ave., and upgrades to radar vehicular detection and GPS pre-emption there and at the traffic signal at Main St. and Loveland-Madeira Rd. Duke Energy will have some utility pole replacements on the north side of W. Loveland Ave. at Wall St. to raise overhead lines in May-June, prior to the City's project start date. The project will begin Oct. 4. Riverside Drive will be temporarily closed Oct. 11-15 to allow crews to tap into the main.
W. Loveland Ave. Bridge Improvements- The City of Loveland and Hamilton County were recommended by the District to receive an OPWC grant for replacement of the sidewalk on the north side of the County's bridge, as well as railing/walls, and bridge abutments. The City is providing a local match for the additional cost to upgrade to decorative railing and potentially the light poles. The project construction is delayed due to private utility relocation work affecting the sidewalk.
Loveland Heights Water Main Valve Installation - Water main improvements will be made in Loveland Heights this autumn with the replacement of several water valves. Properly operating water valves are an important part of a water system as they allow for the isolation of water main during repairs. Being able to isolate a water leak results in less homes being without water service. This is the second of a two-phase project to replace all of the non-functioning water valves in the Loveland Heights. The total cost of the project is $74,000 with the entire amount being covered through a Community Development Block Grant received by the city. City Council awarded the work to Larry Smith Inc., and a pre-construction meeting will take place in late October to determine the start date. The project should only take a couple weeks to complete.
2021 Completed Projects
Broadway St. Stabilization - A total of $460,900 in funding from OPWC was recommended by the District to be awarded to the City of Loveland, half in a grant and half in a 0% interest 20-year loan. The project included a drilled pier wall and guardrail parallel to a section of Broadway St., culvert replacement across Hanna Ave. near Broadway St., other storm sewer system improvements, and pavement repairs. Geotechnical borings and a survey were completed in 2020. Private utility relocations were completed by early March 2021. The wall, guardrail and storm sewer construction contract was awarded to JTM Smith Construction. The contractor began work March 22, and the project was completed at the end of June.
Lever Park Court Repairs - The City executed a contract with H.C.S. Construction for repairing, resurfacing and striping of the basketball and tennis courts at Lever Park. The tennis courts now include new pickleball striping. The total cost of the project was $19,872. Work began in June 2021 and was completed in July 2021.
Butterworth & SR 48 Sanitary Sewer Extension- The project consists of installing 1,455 L.F. of 12" diameter sanitary sewer along SR 48 from approximately Kipp Lane to Butterworth Road and along Butterworth from SR 48 to the future Chimney Ridge subdivision tie-in to the south of Brandywine Lane. The sanitary sewer construction contract was awarded to Larry Smith, Inc. for $457,175.00. Work began in June 2021 and was completed in September 2021.
For more information about these projects and others in Loveland, contact Cindy Klopfenstein, PE, CFM City Engineer, at 683-0150 or by email.