The project includes full-depth pavement replacement, replacement and improvement of utilities (water, sewer and storm sewer), pedestrian improvement including new sidewalks and improved crossings, improvements to the streetscape such as a paved amenity strip with decorative street furniture including benches, bike racks, trash cans, street trees and landscaped planters, intersection traffic light improvements of Canal Street and Clinton Street and decorative upgrades to LED street lighting.
Tadych said 20-foot teardrop-shaped street lights will be installed along Central Avenue and. the poles will allow the city to hang banners and flower baskets. There will also be a land island in the middle of Central and Tadych has said this could be a location for a work of art in the future.
This month, city leaders will begin meeting with businesses, stakeholders and residents along Central Avenue who will be affected by construction and address their concerns, according to Tadych. The city will also post construction information on residents’ entry gates.
Tadych said signs will be erected to direct traffic downtown during construction.
HOW THE PROJECT WILL BE FINANCED
General OKI Grant Capital Fund: $ 4,603,874
Capital fund for water: $ 1,134,000
Capital fund for sewers: $ 1,134,000
Stormwater Capital Fund: $ 600,000
Automobile and Gasoline Tax Fund: $ 199,417.59
Total: $ 7,671,291.59
OFFERS RECEIVED BY THE CITY FOR THE PROJECT
Concrete Milcon, 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