The Flood Relief and Erosion Control project was the most significant infrastructure project in Oregon last year, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.
The project provides multiple benefits for both public safety and the environment, he said.
“In addition to eliminating ditch bank erosion and improving traffic safety along Wynn Road, the project will alleviate flooding in the immediate industrial areas, as well as help reduce flooding in the residential areas upstream,” said Roman. “By relocating Driftmeyer Ditch to go around the BP Husky Refinery, Maumee Bay will be further protected from any potential, accidental petroleum or chemical releases.
The project also provides 12.35 acres of wetlands and 36.25 acres of upland buffer area to help filter sediment and nutrients from the stream prior to discharging into Maumee Bay, he said.
The project is funded by $1.8 million from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) and by BP Husky Refinery as part of a joint partnership with the city.
Other highlights of infrastructure projects last year include:
• Phase 2 of improvements to Dustin Road, which included the replacement of concrete pavement, new curbing, underdrains, curb inlet adjustments, partial replacement of driveway aprons, and ADA curb ramps. The remaining sections of Dustin Road will be completed this year with the Coy/Dustin intersection project and the Isaac Streets Drive improvement project, $1,002,100.
• Phase 1 of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Treatment improvement project, which calls for the increase of the secondary treatment capacity of the wastewater treatment plant from 24 million gallons per day to 36 million gallons per day to eliminate secondary treatment bypasses and sanitary sewer collection system overlows during wet weather events. The $6,278,000 project will be constructed in two phases over the next five years.
• Phase 2 of the sanitary sewer rehabilitation project, which included the replacement of sanitary sewers on Grasser Street between Dearborn Avenue and Pickle Road; Mambrino Road between Dearborn and Pickle; and on Cresceus Road between Navarre Avenue and Pickle Road. The $2,278,900 project also included sanitary sewers on Wheeling Street between Northvale and Navarre avenues, and Pickle Road between Wheeling and Grasser Street.
• Construction of a $499,800 restroom/shelter/concession facility to serve the city’s South Athletic Complex off Starr Extension. The site work included the installation of a waterline, including two fire hydrants, sanitary sewer force main, storm sewer, and stone access path to the building.
• Road improvements in the Cresceus Heights Subdivision, which included Grasser, Mambrino, Cresceus, Fink and Wilkes. The $250,365 project also included various base repairs, including some spot repairs on Patchen Road.
• The $479,000 construction of a 1.52 mile bikeway along Stadium Road and bike lanes along Corduroy Road. The new bikeway connects the existing Municipal Complex Connector Bikeway (that ended on Corduroy Road just west of Stadium Road) to the existing shared use path on Stadium Road (that ended on Eagles Landing Drive). The completion of the Stadium Road Bikeway, Phase 2 was a key phase of the Oregon Bikeway Plan, which provides a continuous bike path throughout the city connecting major parks, schools, and other public facilities.
• The Navarre Avenue sidewalk improvement project consisting of the installation of sidewalk along the north side of Navarre Avenue between Coy and Lallendorf roads, $89,000
• The replacement of an existing reinforced concrete slab bridge on Wheeling Street with a 25 foot span precast concrete three sided flat topped culvert, $640,640.