West Second Street Road Improvements
West Second Street in Xenia will get a facelift, including a complete resurfacing and additional improvements expected to start next Monday through October. The City of Xenia, working with major funding from the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC), the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC), and Ohio’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will commence roadway improvements next week that will occur along West Second Street from South Progress Drive to South Church Street/ U.S. 42.
In addition to typical roadway repairs, work will include the removal and replacement of American Disability Act (ADA) compliant ramps at several of the cross-streets which include: Beatty Drive, Massie Drive, June Drive, Scott Street, South Allison Avenue, Little Main Street, Orange Street and Bellbrook Avenue.
A significant amount of the improvements involve the repair and replacement of subbase asphalt, which is necessary because of the many years of automobile and semi-truck traffic. The project also specifies a leveling and a surface course of asphalt, new signal detector loops, and traffic markings.
In addition to the replacement of ADA compliant ramps on all intersections of West Second Street, the project includes the repairing/replacing of deteriorated concrete and broken curb within the public right-of-way.
Due to the nature of the work, temporary lane closures may become necessary. If so, the contractor will be required to maintain traffic at all times, but the public should plan for expected delays.
The City of Xenia Engineering Division advises motorists to seek alternate routes for the duration of the project. Ottawa Drive, Beatty Drive, Rockwell Drive, Massie Drive, June Drive, Scott Street, South Allison Avenue, Little Main Street, Orange Street and Bellbrook Avenue will remain open during construction activities on West Second Street.
Questions and comments on the West Second Street improvements can be directed to the City of Xenia Engineering Division at 937-376-7265.