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Published: Sunday, 4/1/2007

Sylvania lays groundwork for street projects in May


Residential street improvements are slated to begin in May in the city of Sylvania.

Council has authorized advertising and bidding for the 2007 pavement planing program that maintains the appearance of Sylvania's neighborhoods and helps keep them desirable and property values high, according to Mayor Craig Stough. He said homeowners are not assessed costs for the street improvements.

Neighborhood asphalt streets to be milled and repaved this year are Harrow, Grainfield, Old Farm, Mitchell, Timothy, Wenonah, Deepwood, Wild Ivy, Hawthorn, Windmill, Anvil, Brown, Martha, Kevin, Millford, Apple Meadow, Frances, Bittersweet, Claude, Doyle, Dunhill, Hedingham, Little Road, and Convent.

The milling bid package also includes several Sylvania Township streets that are bid by the city in cooperation with the township. Improvements to those streets will be paid for by the township. Those streets include Irwin, Gradwohl, Larch, Villa, Davidson, Moffat, Millicent, Brookhurst, Mounty Airy, Estes, and Calvin.

Estimated cost for the pavement planing for the city is $82,000, said Jeffrey Ballmer, director of public service. Planing will be performed by a contractor. The asphalt overlay will be performed by the city's street division on city streets and by the township's road department on township streets.

The city's total cost for the neighborhood street improvements is estimated at $250,000 to $275,000, Mr. Ballmer said.

Planing is proposed to be done during the last two weeks of May and the overlays in June, weather permitting.

Mayor Stough noted that the "neighborhood street improvements are part of an overall road improvement program that would improve main thoroughfares. This year, Monroe Street would be repaved from U.S. 23 east to the city limit in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation. The Main Street bridge over Ten Mile Creek will be rebuilt. Also, existing traffic signals along Sylvania Avenue from Stonehenge west to Kroger will be interconnected for more efficient traffic flow."

The mayor is asking residents for "patience as these projects are constructed."

"The construction will create inconvenience, and we will work with all contractors to complete the projects efficiently," he said.

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