Moraine paving project to repair crumbling portion of Dryden Road

Moraine has plans to rehabilitate Dryden Road from Kreitzer Road to the Great Miami River, a predominantly industrial corridor with scattered commercial properties.

“Areas along Dryden north are experiencing base failure and need full depth repair,” City Manager Michael Davis said. That base failure means dips and other deficiencies in the road condition.

The project also will:

· Complete pavement reconstruction at the intersections of the Interstate 75 interchange ramps and at the intersection with Arbor Boulevard.

· Address isolated curb repairs and ADA-ramp installations.

· Mill and resurface the remainder of the roadway corridor, with repair of failed concrete base joints as needed.

· Infill sidewalk on the west side of Dryden Road, between Kreitzer Road and the existing sidewalk to the north. That sidewalk will connect bus stops for improved multi-modal transportation options.

· Reconstruct the traffic signal at the intersection with East River Road to improve visibility of the signal to motorists and to remove the existing support pole from the sidewalk.

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The project is expected to begin in spring 2022 and require up to eight months to construct, Davis said. The city first start planning it in 2015 with application filing in 2016, he said.

The estimated project cost, including design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction is approximately $1.6 million, with $1,453,000 covered by both federal and state grant funding.

Acquiring the necessary right of way properties recently wrapped up and cost the city $16,400 including services, he said.

“City share due to grant success is minimal,” Davis said.

The 2022 project follows a 2019 Dryden south completion that cost between $500,000 and $600,000, Davis said.

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