This page contains street project updates, organized alphabetically by name of street. Click the street name to view more details regarding the project. Updates regarding these projects, such as parking restrictions, road closures, and water interruptions are posted on this page as they occur.
From Drexel Avenue to Cassady Avenue
Resurfacing with new asphalt pavement, installation of new curb and gutter, addition of new drainage and storm sewer inlets.
Storm sewer improvements have been completed. Excavation for new concrete curb and gutter was completed on the North Side of Caroline. Beginning on Monday June 7th new concrete curb and gutter will be installed on the North Side. Driveway Approaches will be installed between the existing driveways and the new curb beginning on Tuesday and Wednesday. Asphalt Road repair in front of the new curb will also be scheduled for this week. After all work to backfill the roadway and area behind the curb has been completed we will start excavating on the South Side. Asphalt pavement resurfacing will then be scheduled tentatively for July.
Notice to Caroline Avenue Residents:
The City of Bexley is planning to make improvements to Caroline Avenue between N. Drexel and N. Cassady as part of the 2021 Bexley Street Improvements Project. We will be replacing several curb inlets and extending curb along this section of roadway to match the edges of the roadway already present with some minor widening to provide for a constant roadway width. We have recently bid the work and have contracted with Columbus Asphalt Paving, Inc. The first phase of construction will be adding new curb inlets at various locations. This work will begin within the next few days. After the new curb inlets are installed the next phase will involve excavation for the new road edge drain and curb. We will be working on one side of the road at a time.
Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of June, weather permitting. Access to local residences will be maintained as feasible during the workday, however you should expect delays or times when your will not be able to drive through the street during work hours. The curb installation process will involve excavating a trench, installing a new underdrain, installing new concrete curb and repair of drive approaches where needed to match the new curb. Most drives including will have a 6’ wide section of concrete pavement replaced at the end of the driveway to match the new curb. There will be a period of a few days where you will not be able to use your driveway until the concrete is cured sufficiently to prevent damage. Parking will be available on the nearest side street during this time.
If you have a sprinkler system or underground invisible fence within the right-of-way (between the property line and street) please mark them to help us prevent damage from occurring. Sprinkler heads and underground piping should be flagged to show the location. Locating is the responsibility of the owner of the sprinkler system. The City of Bexley is not responsible for any damages that may occur to underground sprinkler systems or invisible fences installed within city right of way but we will make reasonable efforts to protect these if they are marked prior to construction and they are no closer than two feet clear of the curb or drive approaches. A sprinkler system maintenance contractor should be able to perform this service if you need help.
After the concrete curb has been completed, we will be resurfacing the asphalt pavement to complete the project.
David B Koch, PE
Bexley City Engineer
Columbus Asphalt Paving
From Main Street to Livingston Avenue
Reconstruction of Vernon Road with new water main and service line connections. Project also includes new storm sewer and curb inlets, street lighting, signs, concrete curb and sidewalk repair as well as new asphalt pavement.
Status Update | Week of June 7th
The block from Charles to Astor is scheduled to be milled and paved beginning on Tuesday June 8th. There will be limited access during the daytime working hours for residents of this block. After paving is complete we plan to begin the water main installation in the third phase which is the block from Astor to Mound. This would tentatively begin on Thursday June 10th. The new water main has now been installed in the second phase which is the block from Charles to Astor. The water main in the second phase has been tested and disinfected and most residential services have been connected to the new water main in this phase. Concrete Curb and Gutter as well as new sidewalk is being installed on Charles Street West of Vernon. Pavement repair will be scheduled for later this week for the intersection of Charles Street. The contractor will be providing notice to residents on Charles Street whose driveways require temporary closure to install new concrete drive approaches. This work will likely start later this week or early next week. These residents will be allowed to park on the Street in front of their home while the drive is closed. We anticipate that this will take between three to five days for the duration of the closure. The contractor will post a notice the day prior to scheduling this work.
Work will be conducted in phases starting with the block from Livingston to Charles Street. This first phase is expected to last approximately 4 weeks and the second phase of water main for the block between Charles and Astor will begin afterwards. The work will continue north during the summer and is scheduled to be completed by September 2021.
The following notice was delivered to residents in this area on Thursday, May 6th:
On Friday, May 7th and Saturday May 8th (weather permitting), street milling, base repair and paving operations will be performed on Vernon Road between Livingston Avenue and Charles Street. There will be no parking and limited access for this section of Vernon Road between the hours of 7:30 am - 6:00 pm until paving operations are complete.
Once milling, excavating and paving operations begin you may have limited access and delays to drive in or out of your driveway during these hours as there may be uneven pavement edges, drop offs and fresh asphalt.
If, for some reason you are not able to do this or need emergency access during working hours, please check with the work crews prior to entering the work zone. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic during working hours. Sidewalk access to your residence will also remain open. Trash Pickup will be accommodated as will emergency (police and fire department) traffic. You will be able to park on the street near your residence over night between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. We plan to complete the paving operations on Saturday May 8th.
We will complete this work as quickly as possible. If there are any unforeseen weather events or delays, we will complete the resurfacing during the following week. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
Please call the contractor DiGioia-Suburban Excavating LLC, (440) 237-1978, Mia Davis-Project Manager, if you have questions.
The following notice was delivered to residents in this area on Wednesday, May 13th:
The City of Bexley’s contractor will be connecting your residence to the city's new water main that was recently installed in the street. This work is scheduled to occur within 1 to 2 weeks. We are notifying you that the connection for your residence will need to be made in the front yard, behind the sidewalk instead of in the tree lawn between the sidewalk and curb. We have marked this area with white paint so you can review.
The reason we are connecting your service line at this location is your existing water service is shut off valve is too close to the city street tree (in the tree lawn). We are therefore routing the new service to the side of the tree in order not to damage the large roots nearest the tree.
To make the connection from your residence to the new water service we will be excavating a pit to access your water service in the front yard and will then bore a new copper service pipe to the pit from the new water service valve located to the side, away from the tree. The contractor will then reconnect the new service line to your existing private water service line and backfill the excavated area. They will also install new topsoil and reseed this area to match the existing lawn. Please note that the City is not replacing your existing water service line from the shut off valve (in the vicinity of the sidewalk) to your home. The homeowner is responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of their water service from the shut off valve to the water meter in the home.
The City of Bexley thanks you for your patience and cooperation. If you have any further questions, please contact the Water Department at (614) 559-4273. Updates are also posted this page weekly.