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2024 Street Resurfacing Map and List

Below is the 2024 Street Resurfacing Map and List. This project entails 9.7 miles of street paving and 1.2 miles of alley paving with an overall budget of $2 Million. The project is expected to be completed no later than the fall of 2024. 

Horns Hill Road/Waterworks Road/Cedar Run Road Roundabout

This project will construct a single-lane modern roundabout at the intersection. A temporary roadway will be installed to maintain traffic between Waterworks Road and Horns Hill Road. Cedar Run Road will be closed with no access to Horns Hill Road or Waterworks Road beginning Tuesday, May 28th, 2024, and lasting through Friday, August 9th, 2024, weather permitting.

Construction Begins: May 2024
Duration: 3 Months
Construction Administrator: City of Newark

Contractor: Layton Inc.
Bid Amount: $0.93 Million
Funding: City of Newark

Cherry Valley Road/Thornwood Crossing Bridge

Thornwood Crossing Potential Construction Impacts

Due to the necessary permanent acquisition of land associated with the T.J. Evans Trail and the proposed roadway closures, the City is seeking public input regarding the effects and the project in general. Questions and/or comments regarding this project may be directed to Brian Morehead bmorehead@newarkohio.net , City Engineer, City of Newark, Division of Engineering, 40 West Main Street, Newark, OH 43055; (740) 670-7727

Thornwood Crossing Bridge Project

Construction Begins: 2023
Duration: 18 Months
Construction Administrator: ODOT
Bid Amount: $15.37 Million
Funding: ODOT, City of Newark

Cherry Valley Road Bridge/Thornwood Crossing Public Involvement Meeting Information

The following are links to all documents that were presented at the Public Information Meeting held of June 22, 2016:

Downtown Utility Burial Project

Downtown Newark still has many overhead electric and communication lines. These lines pose a significant health and safety hazard through the risk of fire, shock, or arc to area residents and businesses. Therefore, the City, in cooperation with AEP, has contracted with Claypool Electric to bury the lines underground in a manner consistent with current safety and building codes. 

Underground infrastructure construction is complete.

Production of the final transformer needed to complete the project has been delayed. The Contractor and AEP will continue working to transfer power in the remaining section when the transformer is received, potentially late fall 2024.

The poles will be removed once communications lines have been relocated.

 

East Church Street Streetscape

East Church Street Streetscape
(between North 3rd and North 2nd Streets)
This project will replicate the section of West Church Street between North 4th and North 3rd Streets to include:
• Curb and gutter with inlets to improve drainage
• Sidewalk
• Resurfacing
• Decorative street lighting
• Streetscape elements (trees, benches, bike rakes, trash receptacles)
• Mid-block crosswalk at the alley

Construction Begins: June, 2023
Duration: 6 Months (Landscaping will be completed in Spring 2024)
Construction Administrator: City of Newark
Bid Amount: $1.04 Million
Funding: City of Newark, OPWC

West Church Street Bridge over Raccoon Creek (at North Williams Street)

This project will replace the 3-span, steel beam bridge, originally constructed in 1958.

The new bridge will be a 3-span, concrete I-beam structure.

Work to begin January 2, 2024

Bridge Closes (UPDATED): January 22, 2024
Bridge Opens: July 31, 2024
Contractor: George J. Igel & Co., Inc.
Construction Administrator: ODOT
Bid Amount: $4.07 Million
Funding: ODOT, City of Newark

South 11th Street Improvements

South 11th Street Improvements
(between West Main Street and Jefferson Street; including the south side of West Main Street and the North side of Jefferson Street to a location approximately 400 feet east of South 11th Street)

This project includes the following:
• Curb and gutter with inlets to improve drainage
• Sidewalk
• Resurfacing

Construction Begins: TBD
Duration: 3 Months
Construction Administrator: City of Newark
Bid Amount: $0.50 Million
Funding: Private Developer, City of Newark

West Church Street Improvements

The project location is West Church Street between North 29th Street and Dietrich Street. The project is an extension of the previous project completed west of North 29th Street, and will provide:

Construction Begins: 2025
Duration: 6 Months
Construction Administrator: ODOT
Estimated Cost: $2 Million
Funding: ODOT, City of Newark

Moull Street and Jefferson Road Bridge Replacements

The purpose of this project is to replace deficient bridge structures on Moull Street over Log Pond Run and on Jefferson Road over Log Pond Run. 

Both bridges are open.

Final completion work to be completed through Spring 2024.

Construction Begins: 2023
Duration: 6 Months
Construction Administrator: ODOT
Bid Amount: $1.05 Million
Funding: ODOT

Granville Road Bridge & Multi-Use Path

This project will replace the Granville Road bridge over the Log Pond Run Diversion Channel that was originally constructed in 1980. Minor repairs were completed in 2023 to improve its structural integrity; however, it remains load restricted. The plan is to replace the existing three-span steel beam structure with a single span concrete arch culvert. This project will also include the construction of a multi-use path on the north side of Granville Road from North 21st Street to University Drive at the OSU Campus in order to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety in the area. The City has currently obtained nearly $1.8 million for construction from ODOT, and is continuing to pursue additional outside funding sources.

Construction Begins: 2026 (UPDATED)
Duration: 9 Months
Construction Administrator: ODOT
Estimated Cost: $3.2 Million
Funding: ODOT, City of Newark

Thornwood Drive Improvements (The Hill)

This project will reconstruct approximately 2/3-mile of roadway on Thornwood Drive, between River Road and Faye Drive. The new roadway will have standard width lanes and shoulders. A single-lane modern roundabout will be constructed at the intersection with West Main Street to improve safety and capacity at that intersection. This project is in the preliminary stages and more details will be provided when available. Questions and/or comments regarding this project may be directed to Brian Morehead bmorehead@newarkohio.net , City Engineer, City of Newark, Division of Engineering, 40 West Main Street, Newark, OH 43055; (740) 670-7727

Construction begins: 2026
Duration: 18 Months
Construction Administrator: ODOT
Estimated Cost: $13 Million
Funding: ODOT, City of Newark

Thornwod Drive Improvements (Railroad Tracks to Faye Drive)

This project will reconstruct approximately 1/3-mile of roadway on Thornwood Drive, between the Railroad Tracks and Faye Drive. A single-lane modern roundabout is proposed for the Faye Drive intersection.

Construction Begins: 2026
Duration: 9 Months
Construction Administrator: Licking County TID
Estimated Cost: $4 Million
Funding: ODOT, City of Newark

Waterworks Road Bridge Repairs

The purpose of this project is to perform minor repairs to extend the expected service life of the bridge. Repairs include the replacement of expansion joints and abutment bearings, abutment patching, and road surface overlay and sealing. Road closures will be necessary.

Construction: Summer 2025
Duration: 3 Months
Construction Administrator: City of Newark
Estimated Cost: $0.75 Million
Funding: OPWC, City of Newark

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