Working on the Curb Ramps for the Burnett Road Reconstruction

Progress continues on Little Miami Trail Extension project

Lowry Bridge deck coming down

2016 Miscellaneous Sanitary Sewer Lining in progress

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.

Bid Tabulations

Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Specifications

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Construction Specifications and Standard Drawings

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Construction Specifications


Standard Drawings

Projects Under Construction


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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 removing the existing bridge deck and deteriorated abutment and wingwalls. 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. Crews have completed cleaning sewers and have begun liners. 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.


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The crews are putting up the wooden bikeway railings in various locations along the route. As crews are working around the road crossings, please keep an eye open for construction equipment entering and leaving the site.

Funding for this project was provided by ODOT and ODNR, no City funds were involved.

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. This project shall begin later this summer/early fall. The J & J Schlaegel Company from Urbana will be the contractor for this project.


  • Erie Interceptor Express Sewer – Major improvement to 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 this project is the rehabilitation of a portion of the existing High Level Interceptor sewer, which was constructed over 100 years ago. Construction to begin soon!
  • 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 will be the contractor for this project.
  • 2016 Miscellaneous Water and Sewer Replacement – This project will replace the water and sanitary sewer line on Grand Avenue, between East Street and Tibbetts Avenue. In addition, the roadway will be resurfaced. Also, the sanitary sewer line on Willard Avenue, north of Sheridan Avenue, will be replaced. The contractor for this project will be J & J Schlaegel, Inc. The funding will be coming from City Water and City Sewer funds.
  • 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.
  • Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport – Final Denial Barriers @ the Entry Control Point – Funding from the Guard. The contractor for this will be Calvary Contracting,


Street Report

For the Week of August 22, 2016

Street Report 8.22.16

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


Yellow Springs Street:

On S. Yellow Springs Street, between W. Leffel Lane and W. John Street, construction is ongoing for the extension of the Little Miami Trail. Dump trucks and construction equipment will be in the area.

Anticipated Completion Date: September 2, 2016


Sidewalk and Columbia Gas Work Locations:

Limestone Street – north of McCreight (A & B)

First & Second Street – between Limestone and Fountain (A & B)

McCreight Ave. – between Limestone and Fountain (A & B)

Fountain Ave. – between Northern and Second St. (A & B)

Burnett Ave. – north and south of Main St. (Sterling )

Ridgewood Neighborhood (Fishel)

Fountain Avenue – (Fishel)

Intersection of Clark and Center – (Fishel)

Light Street – north of Columbia (Fishel)

Anticipated Completion Date: August 26, 2016






Helpful Resources
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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