On Monday, August 10, 2020, Strawser Construction, Inc. of Columbus is scheduled to start work on the City of Urbana’s 2020 Microsurfacing Program. All work is weather permitting. Parking restrictions will be posted within work areas, and vehicles parked in violation will be towed. In addition, flaggers will be used by the contractor to maintain traffic. Brief closures of cross streets are possible. Prior to the microsurfacing work, a subcontractor will remove the existing pavement markings. After the microsurfacing work is completed, temporary pavement markings will be installed on the new surface, followed by permanent markings about two weeks later.
This work is under contract for $130,037.63 and is a portion of the city’s planned asphalt maintenance and paving projects for 2020. Under this program, the following streets are scheduled to be microsurfaced: East Water Street from South Main Street to Finch Street and East Lawn Avenue from Scioto Street to Bloomfield Avenue. Microsurfacing is a pavement preservation technique that extends the useful life of the existing pavement. East Water Street was last resurfaced in 2006 and East Lawn Avenue was last resurfaced in 2009. Earlier this summer, Bituminous Pavement Systems completed the crack sealing of multiple streets citywide at a cost of $44,550.50. In September, asphalt resurfacing of several city streets under a separate contract with The Shelly Company is scheduled at a cost of $322,970.90.
Bituminous Pavement Systems (BPS) has had to delay the start of the crack seal program for the third day in a row on account of wet pavements. They will try again tomorrow (5/21) beginning in the south half of town. New “No Parking” signs will be placed where the contractor expects to be next week. Crack sealing operations throughout town will last a total of 4 to 5 days.
City of Urbana’s Monument Square Roundabout Improvement Project Scheduled to Restart; Final Paving Work Scheduled
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, RB Jergens Contractors, Inc. and its subcontractors will be remobilizing to downtown Urbana to complete the Monument Square Roundabout Improvement Project (US 36 & US 68 Intersection Improvement Project). The contractor will be completing remaining work items that were carried over from last fall, including final resurfacing on the project.
In early November of last year, daily and overnight temperatures were not conducive to completing all of the planned asphalt work due to asphalt placement specification requirements and limited availability of the high traffic asphalt mix being used on the project. Local and federal funding for the paving work was carried over from 2019 into 2020, and the contract was extended for completion by the end of May 2020. With daily temperatures now being ideal for the high traffic asphalt mix, the contractor has scheduled the paving work on Miami Street, South Main Street, and in the parking areas of Monument Square. In addition, the City and ODOT are stipulating replacement of at least portions of the surface course asphalt laid last fall on North Main Street and Scioto Street.
To facilitate all of this work, the contractor will be posting no parking signage within the planned work areas in advance of each respective work phase. Remaining work items on the project are as follows: milling of existing asphalt surface; pavement repair of deteriorated areas prior to paving; final surface asphalt paving; permanent striping of roadway markings, parking lines, and crosswalks; manhole adjustment; and water valve adjustment.
In addition to parking restrictions to allow for the work to be completed, daytime road closures will be required during the paving operations. A local detour will be in place during these daytime road closures. No work is scheduled for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.
Wet pavements and predicted showers have delayed the start date for crack sealing. Bituminous Pavement Systems will now look to begin Tuesday, 5/19 (weather pending) or Wednesday 5/20 on designated streets around town, beginning in the south half of Urbana.
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On Monday, May 18, 2020, Bituminous Pavement Systems LLC of Columbus is scheduled to start work on the City of Urbana’s 2020 Crack Sealing Program. All work is weather permitting. Parking restrictions will be posted within work areas, and vehicles parked in violation will be towed. In addition, flaggers may be used by the contractor on some streets to maintain traffic. This work is under contract for $44,665.25 and is one portion of the city’s planned asphalt maintenance and paving projects for 2020.
Under this program, the following streets are scheduled to be crack sealed: Bloomfield Avenue from Logan Street to East Lawn Avenue; Fyffe Street from North Main Street to Orange Street; North Main Street from Gwynne Street to the northern corporation limits; North Walnut Street from West Court Street to Gwynne Street; Lincoln Street from South Walnut Street to South Main Street; West Powell Avenue from South Main Street to the dead end off of South High Street; Phoenix Drive; East Light Street from North Main Street to Talbot Avenue; Laurel Oak Street from Fyffe Street to Louden Street; South Walnut Street from West Powell Avenue to West Reynolds Street; College Street from South Main Street to South High Street; Julia Street from Boyce Street to Bloomfield Avenue; Dellinger Road from Julia Street to East Lawn Avenue; Childrens Home Road from East Lawn Avenue to the eastern corporation limits; East Lawn Avenue from Bloomfield Avenue to Dellinger Road; Wards Lane; East Broadway Street; West Broadway Street from South Main Street to South High Street; East Powell Avenue from South Main Street to South Kenton Street; Thompson Street from South Main Street to South High Street; Johnson Drive; Railroad Street from Gwynne Street to West Light Street; East Ward Street from North Main Street to North Jefferson Avenue; North Locust Street from East Ward Street to Washington Avenue; North Kenton Street from East Church Street to Washington Avenue; Lynn Street from East Church Street to East Ward Street; and North Jefferson Avenue from Scioto Street to Boyce Street.
2020 Crack Sealing Program Attachment & Overview Map
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