Erie Interceptor Express Sewer has begun!

Lowry Bridge deck coming down

2016 Miscellaneous Water and Sewer Replacement

2016 PI Paving is underway

Working on Burnett Road

Engineering Department

The Engineering Department provides planning services that preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the community through the application of plans, codes, and ordinances for the City’s best uses of resources and development.

Street Report

For the Week of October 24, 2016

Street Report- 10-24-16

Limestone Street (SR72):

Beginning Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM, N. Limestone Street (also known as SR72), between Second Street and Spring Street Bridge, will have lane restrictions. The contractor will be milling and paving at night and working on the manholes during the day. This is an ODOT job.

Anticipated Completion Date: October 28, 2016


Grand Avenue:

Grand Avenue is closed between East Street and Tibbetts Avenue so that work can be done on the water and sewer lines.

Anticipated Completion Date: November 10, 2016


Lowry Avenue:

Construction has begun on Lowry Bridge. A detour is posted on Lowry Avenue for both the bridge and the bike tail. The bridge will be closed to traffic for 120 days.

Anticipated Completion Date: November 11, 2016


Sidewalk and Columbia Gas Work Locations:

Cedar – (Fishel)

College – (Sterling)

Fountain Avenue – (Fishel and C & S)

Light Street – (Fishel)

Lexington Avenue – (Sterling)

Limestone – (Sterling)

Lowry Avenue – (Fishel and C & S)

Race Street – (Fishel)

Wittenberg Avenue – (Fishel and C & S)

Columbia Gas contractors are eliminating abandoned services throughout town

Anticipated Completion Date: October 28, 2016



Additional Road Closures (county projects)     Clark County Road Closures









Helpful Resources
Projects Under Construction

Erie Interceptor Express Sewer

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This project is a major improvement to the wastewater collection system. Its primary purpose is to transport sanitary flows from the northwestern part of the city directly to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to prevent sewage from bypassing treatment during rain events. Included in the project is the rehabilitation of a portion of the existing High Level Interceptor sewer, which was constructed over 100 years ago. Kokosing Industrial will be the contractor and construction has begun.

2016 Miscellaneous Water and Sewer Replacement


Crews will replace the water and sanitary sewer line on Grand Avenue, between East Street and Tibbetts Avenue. In addition, the roadway will be resurfaced. The sanitary sewer line on Willard Avenue, north of Sheridan Avenue has been replaced. Willard Avenue will be restored when Grand Avenue is paved. The contractor for this project is J & J Schlaegel, Inc. Roads will be closed except to local traffic.

Funded by City Water and City Sewer funds.



This project consists of the rehabilitation of the Lowry Bridge over the Little Miami Trail with minimal bridge approach work. R. B Jergens is the contractor for this job, which started on August 1, 2016. The contractor is on site and currently working on the abutment, wingwalls and deck. Detour routes are posted for the road and the Little Miami Trail Bikeway, as this street will be closed approximately 120 days during construction.

Funded by ODOT and OPWC.


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This project consists of shaving and paving the roadway plus miscellaneous base repair and making ADA intersection improvements on Burnett Road, from Columbus Avenue to High Street. Crews started work on Monday July 25, 2016. They have begun constructing new ADA Compliant curb ramps and sidewalks at all of the intersections along the construction zone. Traffic disruption will be minimal, but please be aware of any construction equipment entering or leaving the site.

Funded by ODOT and OPWC.



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Inland Water Pollution Control is continuing the process of lining sewers at selected locations. Over the next few weeks,  “No Parking” may be placed at different locations as they move through town to allow for equipment and materials access to the sewer mains.

Funding from the sewer division.

2016 PI Paving


This project consists of pulverizing, pavement repair, planing, and curb ramp installation at various location within the City limits. Streets to include McKinley Avenue and Lexington Avenue. The alternate bid covers Lowry Avenue. The Shelly Company is the contractor for this project and has started work on Lowry Avenue and Lexington Avenue. The completion date for the project is October 28, 2016.

Funded by City funds.

CSO Backwater Valve Project

This project consists of placing flexible backwater flow control valves at various locations along Buck Creek to control the flow of water from the stream into the City’s sewer system during times of high flow in the stream. Locations for this project are at sewer outfalls near Water Street. The J & J Schlaegel Company from Urbana will be the contractor for this project.

Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport – Construct New Hangars & Taxilanes

Funding from State of Ohio and Port of Authority. Arcon Builders, LTD will be the contractor on this job. The contractor has started the site work.

Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport – Final Denial Barriers @ the Entry Control Point

Funding from the Guard. The contractor for this will be Calvary Contracting, The contractor has started work and traffic has been diverted to the access point off of Old SR794.


  • CLA – Villa Road, PID 89421 – This project consists of adding a center turn land and multi-user trail between Derr Road and Red Coach Drive. Also, a new traffic signal will be installed at Red Coach Drive and Villa Road. In addition, the pavement from Red Coach Drive to Urbana Road will be shaved and paved. Currently out for bid. Bid opening date is scheduled for November 4, 2016.
Part 9 - Streets, Utilities, and Public Services Code
Frequently Asked
How do I get a handicap parking space in front of my house? - Please contact the Engineering Department at (937) 324-7313 to inquire about this application process.
Can I connect to city water and sewer? - First contact the Service Department at 937-525-5800 to determine if water and sewer are available in your area. You may be required to pay a connection fee and obtain a permit to work in right of way. Work done on private property may require a plumbing permit from the Clark County Combined Health District.
Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, curb, and gutter around my property? - The property owner is responsible. Per Chapter 903.11 of the Codified Ordinances, every owner of any lot or parcel of land in the City shall keep the sidewalks, curbing, gutters, and driveways in the public right of way in front of and abutting upon such lot or parcel of land constantly in good repair and free from nuisances.
Where can I file a complaint against a contractor? - You may contact the City of Springfield, Community Development Department, Division of Building Regulations at (937) 324-7388 or visit 76 E. High St., 2nd Floor of City Hall, Building Regulations Counter.
Where do you make a complaint regarding debris on the street? - Contact the Code Enforcement Division at (937) 324-7385.
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