Dublin Villager

Summer roadwork set for 40 city streets


Orange barrels will be prevalent in Dublin this summer as the city completes it annual street maintenance program.

Dublin City Council members last week approved a $4.9 million contact with Strawser Paving Co. for street and shared-use path maintenance.

"Over 40 streets are to be improved this year," City Engineer Paul Hammersmith told council.

Most maintenance won't cause too many problems with traffic, but a few will require road closures.

Repairs "along deteriorated sections of U.S. (Route) 33/(state Route) 161 from Post Road east to I-270 is scheduled for night work to minimize the interruptions to traffic and provide the safest environment for workers performing the repairs," the staff report to council stated.

Work on McKitrick Road "will require full closure of the roadway from Hyland-Croy Road to Jerome Road for about three weeks," the report said.

During the summer work, a small connection will be made on McKitrick Road from Tartan West to Tartan Ridge, Hammersmith said.

Planned resurfacing and repairs include Avery Road, Belfield Drive, Bradenton Avenue, Bridle Path Court, Bridle Path Lane, Crosshaven Lane, Din Eidyn Drive, Gailes Court, Greenside Drive, Kentigern Court North and South, Kentigern Place Drive, Kilbannan Court, Kincross Court, Leven Links Court East, Memorial Drive, Post Road, Scheres Place, Tara Hill Drive, Tullymore Drive, Turin Hill Court South, Tuttle Road, Wellington Court, Wexford Woods Drive and Wilcox Road.

Most roads in Coventry Woods and Heather Glen will also be repaired this summer, Hammersmith said.

Repairs on shared-use paths will be done at Amerber- leigh, Borge Way, Brandon Park, Coffman Park Drive, Dublinshire Drive, Dublinshire greenspace and Heather Glen Park.

Parking lot work is planned for the Avery Road Park and Old Town Center/Franklin Street lots as well.

Residents will be notified of upcoming work in their neighborhood with brochures and signs, Hammersmith said.

"The contractor will provide 24-hour notice for those whose driveways will be closed," he said, adding that information will also be online.

"We will use changeable message boards to let people know when work will be taking place."