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The City of Fairfield includes street improvement projects in the Public Works Five (5) Year Capital Improvement Program. Improvements are scheduled on an annual basis according to the need and available funding resources.

Street improvements include resurfacing, traffic signal installation, widening, and other major improvements which are not categorized under normal street maintenance programs.

Information on the status of current or future projects may be obtained by contacting the Public Works Department at 513-867-4200 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Road Closures/Traffic Advisories

For a list of current and upcoming road closures in and around Fairfield:
Butler County - Butler County Eningeer's Office
Southwest Ohio -  ODOT District 8

Current and Upcoming Road Projects

Holden Blvd./South Gilmore Rd./Route 4 Intersection Improvement (project photos)
As one of the busiest and most accident-prone intersections in the City, this project's aim is to improve both the flow of traffic and the safety of those entering the intersection. $2.4 million dollars in funding has already been awarded by the ODOT Central Office Safety Program. Prior to the completion of detailed studies and engineering design, the plan is to widen the intersection to accommodate additional turn lanes onto Route 4 and an additional thru lane from Holden to South Gilmore. The traffic signals will be upgraded to include mast arm signals and illuminated advance lane use signs. Average daily traffic is approximately 13,670 along South Gilmore, 13,880 along Holden Blvd., and nearly 35,000 along Route 4. The traveling public can expect significant disruption at this intersection. Parkland Hills Drive will be closed for some of the project to accommodate the realignment of South Gilmore Road. Access to all businesses will remain open for the duration of the project. (News Media: WCPOCincinnati EnquirerHamilton Journal News 12/11, Hamilton Journal News 9/12).  This project will be assessed by the Greenroads rating system - see this blog post for more information.  
Project Bid: March, 8 2016
Bid Price: $2,056,329.28
Contractor: JR Jurgensen
Estimated Completion: December 2016

 
Click here for more information regarding Greenroads.

John Gray Road and Bridge Improvements
This project is a cooperative effort between the Hamilton County Engineer's Office and the City of Fairfield.  The scope of work includes the replacement of the existing bridge superstructure.   The project also includes the improvement of approximately 3700' of roadway including pavement repair and resurfacing of existing pavement between Winton/Mill and Pleasant/Hamilton Ave.

Project Bid: 2016
Estimated Construction Cost: $900,000
Contractor:
Estimated Completion: December 2016

Nilles Road and Gray Road Improvements
This is a widening, repair, and resurfacing project.  An interlaying material, new surface course, thermoplastic pavement markings, and raised pavement markers will be installed the length of the work limits.  The existing pavement is past its useful life.  The proposed pavement replacement, as well as, shoulder additions will be a safety improvement.  The Gray Road portion will consist of extensive shoulder widening throughout the limits of the project.  The Nilles section will also include a much needed left turn lane into the apartment complex west of Route 4.  The limits for this project includes 1.1 milles of Nilles Road from West of Hicks Blvd to East of Dixie Highway and 1.2 miles of Gray Road from Lake Michigan Drive to John Gray Road.  $600,000 in funding is anticipated from The Ohio Public Works Commission. 
Project Bid: Summer 2015
Bid Price: $1,385,002.75
Contractor: JR Jurgensen
Estimated Completion: Spring 2016

2016 Annual Overlay
The City's overlay program is an annual maintenance project that replaces deficient curb and resurfaces old pavement. Each year, streets are selected to be included in this project based on the current condition and age of the pavement. Residents, businesses and motorists can expect temporary delays and closures as crews perform the necessary work. Streets for this year's curb and overlay include: Camelot Dr., Camelot Ct., Yellowstone Dr., Shenandoah Dr., Wessel Dr., Deis Dr., Sandy Ln., Lake Cumberland Dr., Lake Circle Dr., and River Rd. Service Dr. (between Gray and Lake Circle).
Curb Contractor: Prus Construction
Curb Budget Price: $700,000
Pavement Contractor: JR Jurgensen
Pavement Budget Price: $783,367.50
Project Completion: November 2016

Symmes Road and Seward Road Improvements
This is a widening, repair, and resurfacing project.  An interlaying material, new surface course, thermoplastic pavement markings, and raised pavement markers will be installed the length of the work limits.  The existing pavement is past its useful life.  The proposed pavement replacement, as well as, shoulder additions will be a safety improvement.  The Seward Road portion will consist mainly of extensive shoulder widening throughout the limits of the project.  The Symmes section will also include a center dual-left turn lane between Route 4 and Hicks Blvd.  The limits for this project includes Seward Road from the CSX railroad tracks to Tylersville Road and Symmes Road from Route 4 to North Gilmore Road.  $650,000 in funding is anticipated from The Ohio Public Works Commission. 
Project Bid: Summer 2017
Estimated Construction Cost: $982,452
Contractor: TBD
Estimated Completion: Spring 2018

North Gilmore Road Improvements
This is a widening, repair, and resurfacing project.  An interlaying material, new surface course, thermoplastic pavement markings, raised pavement markers, curb, and storm sewer will be installed the length of the work limits.  The existing pavement is past its useful life and the additional capacity is required due to traffic generated by the new school development.  The proposed pavement replacement and shoulder additions will be a safety improvement.  The improved road will include a center dual-left turn lane between Holden Blvd and Busway Drive, shoulder widening north of Busway, and grade changes to improve the at-grade railroad crossing.  The limits for this project includes North Gilmore from Holden Blvd. to Symmes Road.  Some outside funding will be provided by the Fairfield City Schools, and additional funding will be requested from The Ohio Public Works Commission. 
Project Bid: Summer 2017
Estimated Construction Cost: $1,200,000
Contractor: TBD
Estimated Completion: Summer 2018

Intelligent Traffic System Phase 2
Phase 2 of the Intelligent Traffic System project will build upon the success of Phase 1 which upgraded the City's traffic signals in 2010 by connecting most intersections to a central traffic system by a network of fiber optic cable.  The second phase will connect every signal in the City to the central system and make various improvements including pedestrian signals heads and push buttons, LED retrofits to existing illuminated signs, video and radar detection, backup power, emergency vehicle preemption, coordination with Route 4/Crescentville signal in Springdale, and additional PTZ cameras, among other improvements. $2,280,000 in funding has been received from Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments. 
Project Bid: 2018
Estimated Construction Cost: $2,850,000
Contractor: TBD
Estimated Completion: 2019

2018 Urban Paving Program
This is a repair and resurfacing project along 3.46 miles of Route 4 from Seward Road to the northern Corp Limit.  Curb and base failure repairs will be made, while a new surface course, thermoplastic pavement markings, and raised pavement markers will be installed the length of the work limits.  The existing pavement is beyond its useful life.  Approximately 50% of the cost will be covered by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Project Bid: Spring 2018
Estimated Construction Cost: $3,417,691
Contractor: TBD
Estimated Completion: Autumn 2018

 

Recently Completed Projects

 

Pleasant Avenue Improvements - John Gray to Augusta
Pleasant Avenue will be widened to accommodate a lengthened southbound left turn lane and a center turn late between John Gray Road and Augusta Blvd.  Work includes storm sewer improvements, utility adjustments, guardrail improvements, pavement overlay and new pavement markings.  A recent safety study found a higher rate of southbound accidents and recommended the work included in this project.  Average daily traffic is approximately 16,700 vehicles per day.  Motorists can expect lane closures and some delay during construction.  No road closures are anticipated.  This project will be administered by ODOT and is funded 90% by an ODOT safety grant and 10% local funds.
Project Bid: Fall 2014
Bid Price: $521,230
Contractor: Barrett Paving
Estimated Completion: Summer 2015

2015 Annual Overlay
The City's overlay program is an annual maintenance project that replaces deficient curb and resurfaces old pavement. Each year, streets are selected to be included in this project based on the current condition and age of the pavement. Residents, businesses and motorists can expect temporary delays and closures as crews perform the necessary work. Streets for this year's curb and overlay include: Vinnedge Avenue, Vinnedge Court, Redwood Drive, Van Cleves Place, Walter Avenue, and Fenwick Drive.
Curb Contractor: Prus Construction
Curb Budget Price: $300,000
Pavement Contractor: JR Jurgensen
Pavement Budget Price: $400,000
Project Completion: November 2015

Ross Road - Danbury Road to Kenn Road
This project will widen the southbound lane of Ross Road from Kenn Road (Springdale) to Danbury Road. The project includes tree removal, curb and gutter, storm sewer, and sidewalk. The work is scheduled for the 2014 construction season. Approximately 900' of Ross Road is included in this project. Average daily traffic is about 6000 vehicles per day. Ross Road at Kenn Road will closed for 30 days during the summer months. $100,000 in funding was awarded to the City from OPWC (Ohio Public Works Commission).
Project Bid: Summer 2014
Bid Price: $190,275.14
Contractor: Adleta Construction
Project Completion: Spring 2015

Winton - Ross - Seward Road Improvements
This is a widening, repair, and resurfacing project. An inter-laying material, new surface course, thermoplastic pavement markings, and raised pavement markings will be installed the entire length of the work limits. The existing pavement is past its useful life and with the amount of traffic, the pavement mill and replacement, as well as shoulder addition will be a needed infrastructure and safety improvement. This project will include 2.5 miles of Winton from John Gray to Route 4, 0.5 miles of Ross from Mack to Woodridge, and 1.0 mile of Seward from Route 4 to Port Union. Final construction limits will be determined pending bid results. Average daily traffic is over 10,000 vehicles per day on Winton, nearly 7000 on Ross, and approximately 8200 on Seward. The traveling public should expect no significant delays for much of this project though lane closures will be necessary for some of the work. Seward Road at the CSX railroad crossing may need to be temporarily closed to perform work in this area. $800,000 in funding was awarded to the City from OPWC (Ohio Public Works Commission).
Project Bid: Summer 2014
Bid Price: $1,417,176.60 Base ($281,058.40 Alternates/Contingencies)
Contractor: John R. Jurgensen Company
Project Completion: December 2014

I-275 Exit 39 (South Gilmore/Winton Road) Interchange Modifications 
This is a joint project between the City of Fairfield, Ohio Department of Transportation, and Forest Park. This project is anticipated to be phased into five (5) separate phases. These anticipated phases include northbound bridge widening, southbound widening of South Gilmore Road from north of Kolb Drive to the I -275 westbound ramp, and northbound South Gilmore Road widening from the I-275 interchange to Mack Road. Anticipated funding has been agreed to by both Forest Park and City of Fairfield. Funding to include a secured grant from OKI for $6.7M. Additional grant funding of $5M from ODOT and $1.4M from OPWC is anticipated.
Project Bid: August 25, 2011
Bid Price: $10,379,083
Contractor: Complete General
Project Completion: Summer 2014

Pleasant Run Creek Riparian Corridor Conservation Project
As part of a continuing series of grants from FEMA and the Ohio Public Works Commission, the City is currently acquiring and demolishing flood prone homes in an effort to mitigate damage caused by periodic flooding. The acquired property is then permanently left as open space. Up to 17 properties will be acquired in this round of grants.
Project Bid: October 3, 2011
Bid Price: $99,855.60
Demolition Contractor: Evans Landscaping
Completion: November 2013

Seward Road - Port Union to Union Centre (Project Photos)
Seward Road will be widened to accommodate a center turn lane with 12' travel lanes and 4' shoulders. Pavement base repairs will also be completed. Overhead utilities have already been moved to accommodate the additional pavement width. (Journal News Coverage)
Project Bid: March 4, 2013
Bid Price: $1,223,106.64
Contractor: Mount Pleasant Blacktopping
Project Completion: November 2013

River Road Improvements - River Valley Ct. to Southgate Blvd. (Project PhotosSummary)
River Road will be widened to have 11' lanes with 2' shoulders in some areas. General roadway repairs will also be made before the entire length of the project is overlaid with fresh pavement.
Project Bid: June 25, 2012
Bid Price: $1,490,643.59
Contractor: Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.
Estimated Completion: Spring 2013

Bypass 4 Widening - State Route 4 to Symmes Road
The project will construct an improved intersection at Route 4 and By-Pass 4, a new Diversion Road between Route 4 and By-Pass 4, add a new bridge over the CSXT railroad, widen the By-Pass from two to four lanes, and make improvements along Port Union Road.Improvements will include four new mast arm style intersections, overlaying of the entire pavement within the project limits, new signing and striping with overhead illuminated way-finding signs on Route 4 and on By-Pass 4.The geometry of Port Union Road will be improved across By-Pass 4, and Port Union Road will be widened and an enclosed storm sewer will be constructed.  The American Council of Engineering Companies in Ohio recently honored the City for the Bypass 4 Widening project.
Project Bid: April 19, 2010
Contractor: Sunesis Construction Co.
Bid Price: $9,256,826.79
Substantial Completion: July 2012

 

Public Works
City of Fairfield
8870 N. Gilmore Road
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 867-4200 (phone)
(513) 867-4205 (fax)
public_works@fairfield-city.org