A long stretch of Benner Road, which winds through both Miamisburg and Miami Twp., will be resurfaced as part of a joint asphalt resurfacing program between the city and the township. FILE

Joint road resurfacing a first for Miami Twp., Miamisburg

A joint asphalt resurfacing program this year between Miami Twp. and Miamisburg is a first for the jurisdictions and an effort that’s expected to save money.

City and township officials said combining efforts to resurface roads in 2020 will result in improving nearly seven miles of roads, including a main one that runs through both jurisdictions.

“The benefits from a combined program are both operational and financial,” Miamisburg City Engineer Bob Stanley said in an email.

“A large section of the Benner Road thoroughfare within both jurisdictions can be paved continuously instead of individually in a stop and start fashion,” he said. “The cooperative program provides a larger volume of asphalt on one project which should result in lower unit pricing and cost.”

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Miami Twp. and Miamisburg work together on a number service and property agreements. Among them are sharing the Miami Valley Fire District, and Joint Economic Development Districts for Austin Center and Miami Crossing, formerly the Dayton Mall area.

The city and township also have worked together on “several major roadway” improvement projects, including Austin Boulevard interchange and the Byers Road realignment, Stanley said.

Under the asphalt resurfacing plan, Benner would be repaved from Byers through the Medlar and Miamisburg Springboro road intersections before stopping at the end of Terrington subdivision, Stanley said.

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Twelve city streets totaling about 3.9 miles are included in the program, which Miamisburg estimates at $860,000. Four township roads will account for 2.9 miles of resurfacing targeted to cost $520,000, records show.

Aside from Benner, among the city streets included are: South Heincke Road from Maue Road to Ohio 725; Linden Avenue from Riverview Avenue to Main Street; and Rosina Drive from Belvo Road to Carriage Lane, city records show.

The other three township roads include Miami Village Drive, Shephard Road and Washington Church Road, documents state.

Bids are expected to be advertised this month with a bid opening targeted for March 5, Stanley said. The contract would be awarded in April and paving would occur “late this summer,” he said.

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