The first phase of the Kelly/Ohio Intersection Project is complete. The replacement of sanitary sewer lines, manholes, and several service line connections has taken place, as well as, the City's water department adding some valves to City water lines.
Josh Shaw, assistant to the city manager, reported yesterday that the pavement process will begin soon.
“The project is moving right along and we’re still on track. With the sanitary sewer lines finished, the pavement process is next. Demolition is done, placing the base rock is next, then the curbing and finally, the paving.”
Shaw also advised that the base rock placement is expected to happen this Friday or early next week.
The project will enhance public safety by improving the alignment of Kelly Avenue on the east and west sides of Ohio Street. The new intersection will be a traditional four-legged intersection with designated left turn lanes.
Residents are using the current detour from 14th to Dearborn to Josephine and back to Ohio Street and the temporary traffic signal installed at the Kelly and Dearborn intersection.
Shaw said, “The detour seems to be working okay. Everyone is adjusting.”
Contingent on the weather, the project should be completed in early August.