Canal Winchester's summer repair projects will cost $549,000 just for street work.

Canal Winchester's summer repair projects will cost $549,000 just for street work.

The 2010 street program includes East Hocking Street, Washington Street and Villages at Westchester, according to construction manager Bill Sims.

He said the village received proposals from eight engineering firms before selecting Decker Construction for the work, which began the week of May 10.

The contract with Decker is for $708,234, but that includes improvements to water mains and storm sewers, finance director Nanisa Osborn said.

"We are actually working at five different locations," Sims said. "The vast majority of the work is on East Hocking Street."

Sims said the 2010 street repair program should to be finished by Aug. 16.

"We are on schedule," he said.

Osborne said Canal Winchester's street repair program is financed through income tax collections that go into the general fund. The total for street repair was $549,000 compared to $530,098 in 2009, she said.

Sims said East Hocking Street, between High Street and the Fairfield County line, has been on the village's five-year capital improvement plan for several years. Work has already started on that portion of the street, which will remain closed to through traffic until Aug. 1.

Local access will be maintained with some restrictions and access to residential drives will be maintained whenever possible, he said.

"The roadway is an older roadway and was quite deteriorated," he said. "The curbs and gutters are deteriorated."

Existing curbs and gutters on East Hocking will be replaced. In addition, the old asphalt pavement will be replaced with a new base and asphalt, existing driveway approaches will be replaced with concrete and a new storm sewer will be installed and water main improvements will be completed at Trine and Hocking.

Work has already been finished on Old Creek Lane between Dietz Road and Gender Road. The project included milling and resurfacing the asphalt pavement with some spot curb repairs, when necessary.

Milling and resurfacing Washington Street from West Waterloo south to the bridge over Walnut Creek started June 14. That project will also include some sidewalk ramp improvements. Traffic will be maintained, Sims said.

Crews will fill cracks and apply a slurry seal on several streets in the Villages at Westchester, including Fox Hill Drive, Hemmingford Drive, Braeswick Court, Eddleston Court and Stretton. Work will take place in July and August. Sims said there will be some driving and parking restrictions during that time.

In Winchester Village Sarwil Drive North, Chesterville Court and Windward Court will receive crack filling and slurry seal, with pavement repairs as necessary. Windward and Chesterville were milled and surfaced in June. Crack filling on Sarwil was done in June and slurry seal will be applied in July.

Canal Winchester's five-year capital plan is periodically updated. Village administrators and council members have input on the plans, Sims said. There is also a pavement condition rating system in place.

"We go out and look at the roadways and have established a method of quantifying and qualifying various types of deterioration," Sims said.

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