Projects in Construction:

Project #315 Stimson Avenue Improvements-

The City of Athens has awarded the Stimson Avenue Improvements Project construction contract to Trucco Construction Company, Incorporated.
The Stimson Avenue Improvements Project will reconstruct Stimson Avenue between State Street and Grant Street.  The improvements include City-owned utility replacements (water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer), installation of decorative lighting, upgrading existing traffic signals, replacing curb and sidewalks, installing higher visibility cross walks, and replacing the existing roadway with a new concrete roadway.
The project will be managed in phases. During each phase, the Contractor will maintain residential, business, pedestrian, and emergency traffic. ·        

Pre-Phase B: January 1st – February 28th, 2021 Stimson Ave Intersections

During this work period Trucco Construction will maintain traffic with lane shifts to center lane or at times have one lane controlled by flaggers. Trucco will be working in the following areas:

  • February 1 – 28, 2021: Continue Sanitary Sewer Installation on Stimson Avenue:
    • Two way traffic with eastbound traffic channelized into center lane
    • Flagging as needed to maintain two-way traffic
    • Two lanes will be opened at the end of the day using the center turn lane for eastbound traffic
    • AEP will also be relocating some of their utilities during the month of February:
    • Underground Line Relocate: Between Ambassador Laundry and the Post Office.  The work is expected to be completed by 2/12/2021 and will require lane closures.
    • Overhead Pole Relocates: AEP crews will be working in the intersection of Carpenter St/E. State Street/Stimson Ave for the next several weeks, and the work will require lane closures.

Phase I: March 1 – Mid-August, 2021 Stimson Avenue North Half Construction

  • During Phase I of the project, one lane of traffic will be maintained on Stimson Avenue in the westbound direction. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to East State Street. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the south-side of Stimson Avenue.

Phase II: Mid-August – November, 2021 Stimson Avenue South Half Construction

  • Phase II is expected to begin once Phase I work is completed. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained. 
  • During Phase II of the project, one lane of traffic will be maintained on Stimson Avenue in the westbound direction. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to East State Street. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the north-side of Stimson Avenue.

Post Phase II Roadway Work

  • Once the roadway work is completed the contractor may continue working on final grading, seeding and mulching, and landscaping between November 2021 and May 2022

 Project #320 Dewatering  Improvements

This project includes the installation of solids handling and dewatering improvements to provide dewatered biosolids at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

The Project has received funding through the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) and construction is expected to begin in 2021.

LER FNSI Athens Solid Handling

Projects in Planning:


Project #322 West Union Street Improvements-

The purpose of the West Union Street Project is to improve: safety conditions, intersections, and accessibility. The project will also include improvements to City-owned water, sanitary, and storm utilities. The project limits are between the State Route 682 Bridge and the South Shafer Street Intersection.

An extension of Herrold Avenue is being considered to provide an alternative access to the West State Street Park, Ohio University Innovation Center, Stewart MacDonald, and other area businesses and facilities in order to improve safety, decrease congestion, and promote economic development.

West Union Street Project, Information Sheet
West Union Street Project, Existing Conditions
West Union Street Project, Proposed Project
West Union Street Project, Proposed Typical Sections
West Union Street Public Project Public Comments and Responses
Herrold Avenue Alternative Decision Matrix
West Union Street Project, Revised Construction Limits 09/03/2020