SPRINGFIELD, OH (April 23, 2020) – The Springfield City Commission approved a contract for the 2020 Neighborhood Street Paving Program at their April 21 Virtual Commission Meeting.
The 2020 Neighborhood Street Program, which will begin next month, is part of the continued commitment made to Springfield voters with the passage of the tax levy in 2017.
“Three years ago, we told the people of Springfield that we would commit a minimum of $2 million towards improving neighborhood streets, and since 2017 we have paved 27 neighborhood streets,” said Springfield City Manager Bryan Heck. “We are dedicated to the task of doing all we can to better the lives of our residents by improving neighborhoods and maintaining our infrastructure.”
Streets named in the 2020 project include:
- Bill Edwards Drive (Plum Street to Fountain Avenue)
- Broadway Street (Park Road to Bechtle Avenue)
- Euclid Avenue (Limestone to Yellow Springs streets)
- Florence Street (Main Street to Columbus Avenue)
- Fostoria Avenue (Main to Mt. Joy streets)
- Linden Avenue (Selma Road to Monroe Street)
- Maplewood Avenue (Burnett Road to end)
- Oakwood Place (Wittenberg Avenue to end)
The City continues to leverage additional state and federal dollars into the community for infrastructure improvements. One example is North Belmont Avenue (Mitchell Boulevard to Home Road), which will be completed in 2020. Future federal and state projects include McCreight Avenue (Limestone Street to Cedarview Drive) and South Yellow Springs Street (Main Street to Grand Avenue).
Several streets in the Kenwood Heights neighborhood were scheduled for paving in the 2019 program, but those projects were delayed due to gas main repairs announced by Columbia Gas. The City of Springfield had hoped to include the Kenwood Heights neighborhood in the 2020 program, but the project was delayed again due to ongoing work by Columbia Gas. These streets will be completed during the 2021 neighborhood streets program.