Work is currently under way to finish roadway resurfacing and final restoration efforts for portions of Arlington Avenue between Fifth Avenue and Edgemont Road, completing a project that was begun late last fall.

Work is currently under way to finish roadway resurfacing and final restoration efforts for portions of Arlington Avenue between Fifth Avenue and Edgemont Road, completing a project that was begun late last fall.

The work is expected to conclude mid-April, weather permitting.

Meanwhile, the final phase of this project is in its beginning stages for the section of Arlington Avenue between Edgemont and Guilford roads in the Mallway business district. This work is being undertaken in stages to accommodate access to the area, and will likely last through early fall.

Included in the project are several enhancements to the business district, such as sidewalk pavers, landscaping boxes and enhanced signs and posts.

Throughout this project, updates will be made available regularly via the city's website,, where it is possible to sign up for project email updates. Residents can also follow the city on Twitter (CityofUA) and Facebook (The City of Upper Arlington) for road project and other news and updates.

Residents and businesses in the affected area will receive "Focus On" updates as appropriate.

Those with questions may call the city's engineering division at 583-5360. The onsite project manager is Howard Montgomery of H.R. Gray, who can be reached directly at 614-361-8886.

Road construction on Fishinger Road between Kenny Road and Five Points began early this week.

Initially, construction staging will occur in preparation for work to begin in the two eastbound lanes (south side of street). One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on the north side of the street.

Residents and other motorists interested in receiving updates on this project are encouraged to visit the city's website, at, where they can sign up for email updates. Additionally, it is possible to follow the city on Twitter (CityofUA) or Facebook (City of Upper Arlington).

Residents with questions are asked to call the city's engineering division at 583-5360.

As warmer weather approaches and work in the backyard beckons, the city of Upper Arlington issues a reminder to residents of their yard waste options.

The city provides weekly yard waste collection. Residents can place yard waste bundles, containers or bags at curbside by 7 a.m. on their regular collection day, with one Solid Waste Sticker affixed per bundle or bag.

Residents may also take advantage of a free yard waste drop-off facility at 4100 Roberts Road. Spring hours for the SWACO Bill Holbrook Regional Composting Facility are Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Acceptable yard waste includes brush, yard trimmings, sod and grass.

Call 583-5370 or visit for full details of refuse, recycling and yard waste collection.

Registration has begun for Upper Arlington's Safety Town education and awareness program, offered each summer for children ages 5-7 to get a head start on staying safe through hands-on learning experiences.

In addition to classroom activities, the program takes place in a realistic, miniature town. Children ride tricycles through the town to practice the safety lessons they've learned. They discover the ins and outs of pedestrian and traffic safety, fire prevention, school bus safety, poison substance avoidance, animal safety, water safety and personal safety.

Safety Town is offered at Greensview Elementary School over a two-week period. Morning and afternoon sessions are available June 20 through July 1 and July 11-22.

Early Bird online registration began March 30, and open registration begins Monday, April 4.

Additional information is available by calling the Police Division Community Relations Office, at 583-5197 or visiting

The city of Upper Arlington is seeking applicants to fill positions on its Cultural Arts Commission, Neighborhood Lighting Utility Board, and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Service on local boards and commissions is voluntary, affording participants the opportunity to help shape the community in areas that interest them.

Application forms and details can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 3600 Tremont Road, downloaded from, or obtained by calling 583-5030.