Clayton program that resurfaced dozens of streets to end this year

Clayton replacing the curbs in a neighborhood. CONTRIBUTED

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Clayton replacing the curbs in a neighborhood. CONTRIBUTED

Clayton is marking the final year of a three-year road resurfacing and curb replacement project. The city will begin the final phase of the project — which includes dozens of streets — in April.

The work this year starts with concrete and catch basin work this will run through July. The road resurfacing is scheduled to start directly after and is to be completed in September.

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Clayton Director of Development Jack Kuntz said 40 streets will be resurfaced this year. The roads run in the Seville Plat from Taywood to Union to Valleybrook to Old Salem. The other 12 roads are located in Savina Hills.

The improvements also ensure the storm water system is working properly.

The total cost of this phase of the project is expected to be $1.8 million for the concrete work and $1.2 million for paving, and it comes from the city’s annual budget.

Clayton also is working to finish another project that has been ongoing the past few years. In it, 105 sidewalk ramps have been put in or replaced, including 55 in 2017 in the Seville Plat.

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The Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant ramps have been paid for mainly by a grant from Community Development Block Grant from Montgomery County.

Also, gutters throughout the city have also been replaced. Home owners can either hire their own contractor or have the city contractor do the work.

Kuntz said, “Any amount which totals $2,500 or less is spread out on the property tax assessment over five years, and if the amount is more than $2,501, it is spread out over 10 years. The majority of the property owners choose to have the amounts placed on their property taxes in order to soften the financial burden.”

Letters were sent to the residents months in advance explaining the project and giving the city’s cost estimates. This gave time for the residents to decide to chose the city to take care of the gutters or hire their own contractor.

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The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission gave a grant to the city of Clayton for $109,438 to resurface a 2.25-mile stretch of Hoke Road, according to Public Service Director Randy Sanders. That work is planned for 2019.

Visit the city's website for more information, or contact Kuntz or Sanders at (937) 836-3500.

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