PROJECT LOCAL FUNDS STATE FUNDS TOTAL
12th Street Bridge $160,000 $160,000 $320,000
S. Gebhart Church Rd. $327,520 $982,560 $1,310,080
(Belvo Rd. to Jessi Lane)
S. Heincke Rd. Rosina Dr. $249,422 $748,267 $997,689
(S. Heincke to Linden)
Linden Ave. Phase II $348,626 $1,045,879 $1,394,505
(Maue Rd. to Oak Knoll Circle)
Linden Ave. Phase III $347,918 $1,043,754 $1,391,672
(Oak Knoll to Benner Rd.)
SOURCE: City of Miamisburg.
The city is seeking about $4 million in state funds to finance the vast majority of repairs on a list of roads - and a bridge officials say is unable to accommodate school buses.
Repairing the Twelfth Street Bridge and upgrades to South Gebhart Church Road are "top priorities," said Miamisburg Engineer Bob Stanley, although two Linden Avenue projects account for more than half of the $3,980,460 the city is seeking in state aid for work in 2017 priced at $5,414,126.
The bridge is load-rated and for about the past two years school buses traveling to or from the district’s nearby garage must take an alternate route, Stanley said.
“It’s safe,” for other vehicles, he said, “But because of its condition….the buses have come up with a work around drive around.”
The bridge built in 1963 received work a decade later but needs about $320,000 in work, half of which the city will ask the state to provide, documents show. It needs the deck and the box beam replaced, Stanley said.
South Gebhart, South Heincke and Rosina all need sidewalks, curbs and gutters installed, but South Gebhart is a priority because of its proximity to Miamisburg High School and it’s “a narrow two-lane road in poor condition,” he said.
The bridge, South Gebhardt, Linden Avenue and South Heincke and Rosina Drive have remained on Miamisburg's priority list for several years because the Ohio Public Works Commission has sought to fund other District 4 projects, Stanley said.
“Infrastructure is a high priority for everybody,” he said. “There’s a large amount of projects and it’s a competitive process and we just continue to rework the projects and describe them and let the process take care of itself.”
“These infrastructure projects are important to us and our community,” Stanley added. “As we continue to improve and repair our main roads and thoroughfare and bridges – those are important to all of us and this process and this funding is key to that.”
The district has about $11.9 million available for next year’s projects, said Donna Kirkbride, program representative for OPW.
“The district makes those recommendations typically in December. So we would approve those probably in January,” she said.
Funds would not likely be dispersed until next July, Kirkbride said.
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