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.

Erie Interceptor Express Sewer

Pump station wall being formed for Erie Interceptor Express Sewer

Aerial view of Erie Interceptor Express Sewer

Setting Grit Manhole at Pump Station for Erie Interceptor Express Sewer

Street Report

For the Week of May 22, 2017

Street Report 5.22.17

US 40 (North Street):

On May 22, 2017, from 9am to 3pm, US 40 (North Street) Westbound will be restricted to one lane along the south curb line between Spring Street and Limestone Street so that work can be done on the old Springfield News Sun building.

Anticipate Completion Date: May 22, 2017 after 3pm


Villa Road:

Construction on the widening of Villa Road from Red Coach to Derr Road continues. Traffic will be maintained westbound from Derr Road to Red Coach Drive and a detour will be placed for eastbound traffic from Urbana Road to Derr Road. Eastbound local traffic only will be maintained from Urbana Road to Red Coach Drive The detour will be SR 72 (Urbana Road) to eastbound on Home Road to northbound on Derr Road.

Anticipated Completion Date: October 26, 2017


Columbia Gas Work Locations:

Cedar, Race, Light & Liberty Streets – (Fishel will be working in these neighborhoods performing restoration on the road and removing old gas mains out of service.)

Anticipated Completion Date: May 31, 2017


Additional Road Closures (county projects)     Clark County Road Closures









Permit Applications

Permit Applications

Please Note: Public Right of Way Application can be submitted the following ways:

  1. Download, print and complete the application. Turn in the completed application, with all required documentation , in person, Engineering Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 76 E. High Street, Springfield, OH 45502.
  2. Download, print and complete the application. Return to the Engineering Department by email to or by mail to the City of Springfield, Engineering Department, 76 E. High Street, Springfield, OH 45502.
  3. Download ‘fillable’ PDF form to your desktop and complete. Then, using the ‘Submit’ button, return electronically.

After the application has been received, you will be notified of revisions or amount of payment.

Helpful Resources
Projects Under Construction

Erie Interceptor Express Sewer


Work continues on the Erie Express Sewer Project. Several crews are working throughout the entire project. Crews are continuing to place twin 18″ force main sewer through Snyder Park. Also, crews are working on Skinner Lane and W. First Street placing bores under the roadway. Crews are also beginning the placement of 42″ gravity sewer along Skinner Lane and through the old Target parking lot. At the new lift station site, crews have begun forming and pouring the structure of the new pump station facility. No roads are closed at this time. Please be aware of construction traffic entering and exiting different areas along the construction route.

CLA – Villa Road, PID 89421


Construction is under way. This project consists of adding a center turn lane 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. Contractor is currently working on the south half of the roadway, which includes widening the existing pavement between Derr Rd and Red Coach Dr. Local traffic is being maintained west bound only, through the duration of the project. Anticipated completion date is October 27th, 2017. R.B. Jergens Contractors, Inc. is the contractor on this project. Please be aware that construction traffic will be entering and exiting the work zone.

Funded by ODOT and OPWC.

2017 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Program

The yearly sidewalk program has been awarded to Sterling Quality Concrete.  Notification letters have been sent  notifying the property owners that need to have work done. The streets that work will be done on are East Street (High St. to Rice St.), Balsam Drive (Home Rd. to Carousel Dr.) and Center Street (Pleasant St. to North St.)

CLA – Bechtle Signals, PID 98859

The CLA – Bechtle Signals project consists of replacing signal controllers and equipment, adding video cameras and spread spectrum radios and a signal being reconstructed. This  project is located on Bechtle Avenue at the intersection of SR41 (Troy Road). The bid opening for this project is scheduled for May 19, 2017.

Funded by ODOT.


CLA – East Street Recon, PID 94806 – This project consists of reconstructing East Street, from High Street to Grand Avenue. ODOT will be funding 80%, with the City funding the remaining 20%.

S. Limestone Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter – Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter repair will be required of the property owners on South Limestone Street from Miller Road to Leffel Lane. This project will be going out for rebid in the next week or so.

CLA – Trail Maintenance, PID 99562 – This project consists of trail maintenance items such as: signs, pavement markings, pavement repair and fence repair. Monies can only be spent on trails that are on City property or in dedicated right-of-way. ODOT will be funding 80%, with the City funding the remaining 20%.

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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