The project includes full depth pavement replacement, utility replacements and upgrades (water, sewer and storm sewer), pedestrian upgrades including new sidewalks and enhanced crossings, streetscape improvements such as paver amenity strip with decorative street furnishings including benches, bike racks, trash receptacles, street trees and landscape planters, traffic signal upgrades at Canal Street and Clinton Street intersections and decorative LED street light upgrades.
Tadych said 20-foot teardrop street lights will be installed along Central Avenue and. the poles will allow the city to hang banners and flower baskets. There also will be a land island in the middle of Central and Tadych said it could be a location for a piece of art in the future.
This month, city leaders will start to meet with businesses, stakeholders and residents along Central Avenue who will be impacted by the construction and address their concerns, according to Tadych. The city also will place information about the construction on residents’ front doors.
Tadych said signs will be erected to direct traffic downtown during the construction.
HOW THE PROJECT WILL BE FUNDED
General Capital Fund-OKI Grant: $4,603,874
Water Capital Fund: $1,134,000
Sewer Capital Fund: $1,134,000
Stormwater Capital Fund: $600,000
Auto & Gas Tax Fund: $199,417.59
THE BIDS THE CITY RECEIVED FOR THE PROJECT
Milcon Concrete, Troy: $7,671,291.59
Ford Development Corp., Cincinnati: $8,378,030.90
Sunesis Construction Co., West Chester: $9,823,555
SOURCE: City of Middletown