Projects

Projects in Construction:


Project #288 East State Street & US 33 Interchange Improvements –


The US 33 & East State Street Project includes improvements to 2.96 miles of East State Street by adding an additional left turn lane, new sidewalk along the south side of the street (East Park Drive to Lowe's), signal improvements, milling and resurfacing, concrete joint repair, and pavement marking improvements.  The US 33 ramp improvements include lighting improvements, adding an additional right turn lane onto East State Street and adding an additional receiving lane on US 33.  An exhibit of the project can be viewed on the City's website: https://www.ci.athens.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/4009.

Freedom Construction Enterprises, Incorporated, the Contractor for the US 33 & East State Street Project, is expected to begin preliminary activities in February and fully mobilize to the project area in early March.

The project will be managed in phases. During each phase, the Contractor will maintain residential, business, pedestrian, and emergency traffic.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change based on weather, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Regular project updates will be posted on the City's website: www.ci.athens.oh.us.

Preliminary Activities

  • Pothole patching on East State Street is planned for February.  The Contractor is coordinating the early opening of an asphalt plant to provide hot-mix asphalt for the patching.  This activity is weather dependent.

Phase 1

  • Mobilization to the site will begin in early March. The Contractor will begin installing conduit for lighting and signals, and will begin sidewalk work.  
  • Joint Repairs on the concrete roadway (approximately from Cook Drive to East State Street Access Road) are scheduled between March and April.
  • Milling and resurfacing between Utah Place and Cook Drive is scheduled for the end of May to early June.  Either Temporary or Permanent Pavement Markings will be installed after the street is resurfaced.
  • Traffic Impacts: Single lane closures are allowed, access to side streets and businesses will be maintained.  The contractor is reviewing night paving.  No work on East State Street is permitted on Saturdays.

Phase 2

  • Signalization and lighting work will continue. 
  • The Contractor will be allowed to close the US 33 WB off-ramp, and US 33 WB on-ramp (ramps by Applebee's) for 45 days.  The Contractor currently has this work scheduled between early June and late July.  Traffic will be detoured via the Stimson Avenue exit.
  • This phase also includes work on the US 33 EB on-ramp (ramp by Bob Evans).  Temporary pavement will be installed to maintain traffic.
  • Traffic Impacts: Single lane closures are allowed, access to side streets and businesses will be maintained.   The ramp closures are allowed for 45 days. No work on East State Street is permitted on Saturdays.

Phase 3

  • Signalization and lighting work will be completed.
  • Work on the US 33 EB on-ramp will be completed. 
  • A truck detour will be installed.
  • The Contractor will complete the median work between Home Street and Utah Place.
  • Milling and resurfacing between Home Street and Utah Place will be completed in the fall (currently scheduled for September). Permanent Pavement Markings will be installed after the street is resurfaced.  
  • Traffic Impacts: Single lane closures are allowed, access to side streets and businesses will be maintained.  The contractor is reviewing night paving.  No work on East State Street is permitted on Saturdays.

As part of this project, Freedom Construction Enterprises, Incorporated, will be employing a Community Liaison.  The Community Liaison will assist the Contractor with maintenance of traffic activities, and coordinate with businesses and residents during construction activities.

We appreciate your cooperation with this worthwhile project. Questions or concerns may be directed to the City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Department, 740-593-7636.  Please also watch the City website, www.ci.athens.oh.us, for project updates.    
Final Tracings - Re-Bid    
East State Street Interchange Display    
East State Street Proposed Improvements



Project #307 Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project, Phase 1 –

 
The Phase 1 project will include electrical upgrades, general plant improvements, and improvements to instrumentation and controls. 

Projects in Planning:


Project #290 Richland Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation -          

The proposed project includes the rehabilitation of the Richland Avenue bridge near 362 Richland Avenue. The existing bridge was constructed over Coates Run in 1935, and is a two-span reinforced concrete slab. The project includes rehabilitating the bridge with a single reinforced concrete span.    

The proposed project is slated for construction in 2019.  The rehabilitation of the structure will be completed  in two sections (east and west sections) and will require the use of a temporary traffic signal to allow two-way traffic to be maintained on Richland Avenue.
Richland Avenue Bridge Project Link to Online Comment Form
Richland Avenue Bridge Comment Form
Richland Avenue Bridge Information Handout
Richland Avenue Bridge Proposed Maintenance of Traffic Sheet

Project #296 NW Athens Bikeway Spur Phase 3 –


This project includes the third phase of the NW Athens Bikeway Spur Project: Armitage Road to University Estates Boulevard.
NW Bikeway Spur Phase III Informational Handout
NW Bikeway Spur Phase III Alignment and Profile
NW Bikeway Spur Phase III Proposed Layout
NW Bikeway Spur Phase III Public Comment Responses 


Project #309 West Union Street Sidewalk Extension Project -


The West Union Street Sidewalk Extension Project is located along West Union Street in the City of Athens, Ohio. The project corridor extends only a portion of West Union Street, between the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway and Herrold Avenue. The project includes constructing new sidewalks and constructing standard curb ramps at sidewalk/street intersections.


Project #311 Richland Avenue Pedestrian Improvements -

   
The existing at-grade crosswalk on Richland Avenue, between West Green Drive and Bobcat Lane, sees 6615 pedestrians per day with 584 pedestrians crossing during peak hour (2015 data). The improvements at the existing at-grade crosswalk on Richland Avenue include a grade-separated pedestrian facility.  Design will continue through 2018 with construction slated for 2019.     
Richland Ave. Pedestrian Crossing Preliminary Report   
Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway Proposed Layout     
Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway Informational Handout      
Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway Public Comment Responses