Reynoldsburg News

Public hearing scheduled on Livingston Ave. improvements


The city of Reynoldsburg will hold a public information meeting Monday, Sept. 8, to discuss possible improvements to Livingston Avenue and to obtain feedback about the project from property owners and local businesses.

The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St.

A regularly scheduled Reynoldsburg City Council meeting will take place later that evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the same location.

Service Director Nathan Burd said the city is seeking a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) to improve an area of Livingston Avenue that extends from Brice Road to state Route 256.

Burd said the $3.8-million project would include creating a multiuse trail connecting to the Blacklick Metro Park trail; roadway resurfacing and full-depth pavement repairs; replacing damaged curbs; building ADA-compliant curb ramps and upgrading pedestrian signals.

He said the project would be largely funded by the OPWC grant, if it is approved, with the city responsible for 25 percent of the project, or about $950,000.

The OPWC would finance that amount with a no-interest loan, payable over 17 years, Burd said.

If the project is funded, work would begin in summer 2016.

The city received a $3.6-million grant from the OPWC last year to repave Brice Road from East Main Street to the Interstate 70 interchange. That project started early this summer and is not yet complete.

The cost of that project was about $4.8 million. The city’s share of $1.2 million was provided by an OPWC loan to be repaid over 20 years.