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Jun 07

Grandview Heights investing in upgraded traffic signal technology in 2019

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 6:19 PM by Laura Oldham

Grandview Heights plans to install new fiber optic and radio technology on City traffic signals beginning in mid 2019. This new technology, which meets the guidelines set forth to also receive funding under the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program, will allow Grandview Heights’ signals to be connected to a regional traffic signal network for central Ohio.
These improvements will help to better move traffic along at a better pace, while improving air quality and reducing fuel consumption. Signals will remain in operation and minimal traffic disruption is expected, although brief lane closures may occur while cable and equipment is being installed.

Questions about the project can be directed to Darryl Hughes, Director of Service, who can be reached at

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May 14

Grandview Heights City Council appoints steering committee for Growing on Tradition

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 9:56 AM by Laura Oldham


Grandview Heights Growing on TraditionGrandview Heights, OH -- On May 7, 2018, The City of Grandview Heights City Council appointed residents and stakeholders for Grandview Heights: Growing on Tradition as the next step in the city planning process. The 17 residents will be tasked with steering the process in an ongoing intensive discussion forum facilitated by planning firms McBride Dale Clarion and NBBJ. The Steering Committee will hold its first meeting on May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building in Council Chambers, 1016 Grandview Avenue.

Council President Greta Kearns stated, “A large group of residents with diverse talents stepped up to contribute their time and energy to shaping the future of Grandview Heights and we as a council decided to appoint all 17 applicants. The Steering Committee is a microcosm of the community who will further develop the work done at community meetings to make for a robust and meaningful process and a blueprint for our future. We welcome our committee as we look toward the future.”

The following are members of the steering committee:
• Michael Amicon
• Matt Bierlein
• Allison Binkley
• David Blumstein
• Michael Bondy
• Sarah Bongiorno
• Betsy Gambone
• Nickie Evans
• Kyle May
• Dorothy Pritchard
• Kerry Ruberg
• Dave Schmeid
• Braden Schneider
• Mandy Simon
• Michael Staff
• Chris Szabo
• Melissa Palmisiano – GHCSD
• Al Cincione – GHPL
• Jamie Gentry – Planning Commission
• Rick Kinsinger – BZA
• Kent Studebaker – Marble Cliff
• Larry Goldin – Business Owner
• Jim Arnstutz – Business Owner
• Jeff Wagenbrenner – Business Owner
• Travis Eifert (EMHT) - Nationwide Realty
• Jeff Pongonis (MSKS) - Nationwide Realty
• TBD - Grandview Avenue Business Owner

Mayor Ray DeGraw added, “We had nearly 130 residents at the first public meeting who not only showed up, but were also ready to work. In addition to the applicants, Council appointed representatives of the Grandview Heights City Schools, the Grandview Heights Library, the business community, as well as our Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. We think it is a good group of people who will work hard to represent our city.”

In addition to the steering committee, the next Community Meeting will be held in June, with details being announced soon. To receive updates on the planning process, community members can subscribe to an email notification list at


About Grandview Heights: Growing on Tradition

Grandview Heights: Growing on Tradition is a community planning process for the City of Grandview Heights. This process aims to work collaboratively with residents and community stakeholders to create a common vision for Grandview Heights and drive our community forward. For additional information, visit

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Apr 19

West Third Avenue Street, Roadway and Water Line Improvements

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 9:03 AM by Laura Oldham

Third Avenue ImprovementsUpdate from April 19, 2018

The 3-week full closure of Third Ave related to the CSX railroad bridge widening is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9 a.m. The closure will be in place for no more than three weeks.

The new Third Ave and Edgehill signal will be fully operational before the full closure of Third Ave begins.

Please see the images below or the PDF here to find the Third Ave detour that will be in place during the full closure.

Third Avenue Closure Westbound Detour
Third Avenue Closure Westbound Detour

Update from January 10, 2018

The signal at Fifth Avenue and Edgehill should be operating within the month. A signal at Third Avenue and Bobcat Avenue will take a few months to be in operations. Pedestrians and cyclists must avoid the construction site unless there is some provision for safe access over the course of the year.

Update from January 8, 2018

On Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, weather dependent, eastbound Third Avenue will be detoured at Northwest Boulevard, except for local business traffic. The detour is expected to be in place for the rest of the year because of railroad bridge construction nearby.

The detour is as follows:

Primary Detour: Westbound traffic on Third Avenue shall be maintained and eastbound traffic shall be detoured at Northwest Boulevard North to W. Fifth Avenue, then east to Olentangy River Road, and finally south back to W. Third Avenue, OR Northwest Boulevard South to Goodale Boulevard, then East to Olentangy River Road, and finally north back to W. Third Avenue.

Secondary Detour: Westbound traffic on Third Avenue shall be maintained and eastbound traffic shall be detoured at Edgehill Road North to W. 5th Avenue, then East to Olentangy River Road, and finally south back to W. Third Avenue, OR Bobcat Avenue South to Goodale Boulevard, then east to Olentangy River Road, and finally north back to W. Third Avenue.

Local business access will remain open on Third Avenue up to Yard Street. Business access on Third Avenue east of Yard Street shall follow the posted detour.

For a full PDF of the project, please click here.

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