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Feb 27

Water Line and Street Improvements

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 12:05 PM by Laura Oldham

2016 Street Project Map Update from February 27, 2017

The contractor hired by the City working on the new water line on Broadview Avenue is going to begin transferring water services from the old water main to the new water main beginning the week of February 27, 2017.

These transfers will be conducted during normal business hours. While your service is being transferred, the water to your house will be turned off while making the reconnection. This typically takes 1-2 hours.

Our inspector has observed that some of the existing services on your street are galvanized steel pipes from the tree lawn into the house. These galvanized steel lines have far exceeded their design life and have a tendency to become blocked when services are transferred.

Since this portion of the service is beyond the maintenance limits of the City, it will be the homeowner’s responsibility to replace this line if the service cannot be restored due to blockage or failure of the service line.

If you experience low or no water pressure after your service is transferred we recommend first contacting the Columbus Division of Water, 614-645-8276 (Monday Through Friday 7AM-6PM) to request that they check the screen on your water meter for blockage. There is no cost for this service.

If the City of Columbus determines the meter is free of obstructions, the next step would be to contact a licensed water contractor. Some blocked services can be cleared by replacing bends or valves inside your home. However, because of the age of these galvanized steel lines often a new service is needed. Homeowners can work with any licensed water contractor that is approved by City of Columbus and City of Grandview Heights for these repairs, which will be at the homeowner’s expense. For convenience, we have provided the link below for the City of Columbus Citizen Access Portal. Once on this website, select “search for a Contractor”, click on the license type dropdown and select either “Sewer/Water Cont” or “Water Cont”. Once a contractor has been selected please contact the City of Grandview Heights Building and Zoning Department at 614-481-6220 to verify that the contractor is registered to work within the city. https://ca.columbus.gov/CA/

The City understands that this could be an inconvenience and we will do everything possible to minimize the disruption. 

Here's the full notice sent out to residents last week.


Update from February 21, 2017

There will be a water line tie in at Broadview Ave and First Ave on Wednesday, February 22 starting at 10:30 pm and finishing by 5:30 am. Here's a map of the affected area: http://www.grandviewheights.org/DocumentCenter/View/1976


Update from February 6, 2017

Field’s Excavating will begin work starting at the intersection of Kramer Ave and Bluff Ave on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The initial work will consist of the installation of a new water main, and will progress south approximately 700’ to the first bend in the roadway. Due to the time of year this waterline is being installed the contractor will place temporary pavement to patch their excavation, the entire roadway pavement will be reconstructed in the spring.

The major portions of the work include: 
  • Installation of new waterline 
  • Curb & gutter, sidewalk and driveway repair 
  • Storm sewer repair 
  • Asphalt pavement milling & pavement reconstruction

During the entire construction project, access to your driveways will be maintained for the majority of the time, except for a few occasions when work is being done in front of the driveway. Also, for the duration of the project, the road will be closed to all traffic except for those who actually live on your street in the construction zone. There will be no parking permitted on Kramer Ave during working hours (7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Monday thru Friday).

Here's the full notice sent out to residents last week.


Update from December 5, 2016

Field's Excavating will begin work starting at the intersection of Broadview Ave and First Ave Tuesday, December 6. The initial work will consist of the installation of a new water main at this intersection of Broadview and First and will progress north to the Grandview Heights corporation limit just south of Third Ave. Due to the time of the year of this construction, the contractor will place temporary pavement to patch their excavation. The entire roadway pavement will be reconstructed in the spring. 

The major portions of the work include: 
  • Installation of new water line
  • Curb & gutter, sidewalk and driveway repair
  • Storm sewer repair
  • Asphalt pavement milling & pavement reconstruction
During the project there will be no parking permitted on Broadview Ave from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For the duration of the project the road will be closed to all traffic except for those who actually live on the street in the construction zone. 

Here's the full notice that went out to affected residents last week. 


Update from November 23, 2016

Fields Excavating will be closing Westwood from First Ave to Third Ave on Monday, November 28th from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. to finish paving. Thank you for your patience.    


Update from September 19, 2016


There will be a water shut off in the Timberman Rd/Burr Ave area tomorrow morning at 8:30, which should only be for four hours. Notice was sent out to all who will be affected. This is for a water line lowering for the storm sewer.

There will be a water shut off on Ashland tomorrow morning at 8:30, which should only be for four hours. Notice was sent out to all who will be affected. This is for the connection of the new water line.


Update from September 13, 2016

The Fairview Ave water line extension is complete except for the tie in at Third Ave, which is planned for September 18 in the evening. 

The Elmwood Ave/First to Third Ave water main installation is in progress. 

Kramer Ave has not yet begun. 


Update from August 17, 2016

• Fairview Ave water line extension is complete including paving.

• Ashland Ave, First Ave -- Third Ave, water main is complete, lateral tie-in done.

• Westwood Ave, First Ave -- Third Ave, water main installation is in progress.

• Broadview Ave, First Ave -- Third Ave, gas company installing new gas main.

• Elmwood Ave, First Ave -- Third Ave, not started

• Kramer Ave, not started


Update from August 2, 2016

The water line connection for Fairview Ave at Third Ave will be done tonight, August 2, at 10 p.m. and should be completed within three hours. The night work is necessary because of the shut down of the main water in the area. Notifications are going out today to all buildings in which the water will be shut down. 


Update from June 23, 2016

The Ashland Ave water line project will begin Monday, June 27. Ashland Ave will be closed to thru traffic for several weeks. We will update information here as the project progresses and should know soon how long Ashland will be closed to thru traffic. All residents were notified of the project's start last Monday. 


Update from June 16, 2016

A notice will be sent to residents on Fairview Ave regarding the water line project that will start on Monday, June 20. The initial work will consist of installing a new water main starting at the intersection of Fairview Ave and Third Ave and progressing south to near an existing hydrant in front of 1338 Fairview Ave. Residents will have access to their driveways at all times except during the day when the contractor is working directly in front of a resident's driveway. 

Here's the text of the full letter from E.P. Ferris that was sent to residents: 

The purpose of this notice is to inform you that the City recently held a pre-construction meeting for this project and the contractor is eager to begin work. The City’s contractor for the project will be Field’s Excavating and they plan to begin work on your street on Monday, June 20, 2016. The initial work will consist of the installation of a new water main starting at the intersection of Fairview Ave and Third Ave and progressing south to near an existing hydrant in front of 1338 Fairview Ave. During this waterline work you will have access to your driveway at all times except for during the day when the contractor is working right in front of your driveway.

The major portions of the work include:

1. Installation of new Water line

2. Curb & Gutter, Sidewalk and Driveway repair

3. Asphalt Pavement Milling & Replacement

During the entire construction project, access to your driveways will be maintained for the majority of the time, except for a few occasions when work is being done in front of the driveway. Also, for the duration of the project, the road will be closed to all traffic except for those who actually live on Fairview Ave in the construction zone. There will be no parking permitted on Fairview Ave during working hours (7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Monday thru Saturday).

Please notify us if you have either an invisible dog fence or sprinkler system that is located behind the curb so, that we can let the contractor know that you have one so they can try to avoid damaging them during construction.

If you have a special circumstance such as delivery of medical supplies, or if you or any member of your family needs special assistance or assistance with mobility, please contact us so that we can accommodate your needs during this construction project.

The City understands that you will be inconvenienced during this project, and we will do everything possible to minimize the disruption. Your patience and understanding while we complete this project will be greatly appreciated.

The City of Grandview Heights has contracted with E.P. Ferris and Associates to provide construction inspection services for this project. Their representatives will be available on site to address any immediate concerns during construction. Please feel free to approach E.P. Ferris representatives who will be identified with logos on hard helmets and shirts. Additionally if you have any question please feel free to contact E.P. Ferris’ Construction Inspection Manager, Randy Kruger, at 614-774-8214 or email at rkruger@epferris.com.


Update from April 20, 2016

Columbia Gas will begin relocation of the gas main on Westwood Avenue from First to Third Avenues tomorrow. The contractor will notify residents.


Update from March 22, 2016

The project has been bid, but the contract hasn't been awarded yet. A tentative schedule will be published after a pre-construction is held with the contractor.

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