Projects

Projects in Construction:

Project #315 Stimson Avenue Improvements

The City of Athens has awarded the Stimson Avenue Improvements Project construction contract to Trucco Construction Company, Incorporated.
The Stimson Avenue Improvements Project will reconstruct Stimson Avenue between State Street and Grant Street.  The improvements include City-owned utility replacements (water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer), installation of decorative lighting, upgrading existing traffic signals, replacing curb and sidewalks, installing higher visibility cross walks, and replacing the existing roadway with a new concrete roadway.
The project will be managed in phases. During each phase, the Contractor will maintain residential, business, pedestrian, and emergency traffic.      

Post Phase II Roadway Work

  • Once the roadway work is completed the contractor may continue working on final grading, seeding and mulching, and landscaping between November 2021 and May 2022

Projects in Planning:

  

Project #322 West Union Street Improvements
The purpose of the West Union Street Project is to improve: safety conditions, intersections, and accessibility. The project will also include improvements to City-owned water, sanitary, and storm utilities. The project limits are between the State Route 682 Bridge and the South Shafer Street Intersection.

An extension of Herrold Avenue is being considered to provide an alternative access to the West State Street Park, Ohio University Innovation Center, Stewart MacDonald, and other area businesses and facilities in order to improve safety, decrease congestion, and promote economic development.

West Union Street Project, Information Sheet
West Union Street Project, Existing Conditions
West Union Street Project, Proposed Project
West Union Street Project, Proposed Typical Sections
West Union Street Public Project Public Comments and Responses
Herrold Avenue Alternative Decision Matrix
West Union Street Project, Revised Construction Limits 09/03/2020

Project #329 Athens Uptown Improvements Project, Phase 1
The project limits are West Washington Street, between Congress Street and College Street, and State Street, between Congress Street and College Street. The project will tie into the newer features on Court Street, which underwent a pedestrian improvements project in phases between 1995 and 2007.

The purpose of the Athens Uptown Improvements Project, Phase 1, is to improve the safety of the area for bicycles and pedestrians and build off of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, the Active Transportation Plan, and the City's Comprehensive Plan Update.

Preliminary planning and design efforts will begin in 2022. 


Project #335 West Washington Street Improvements Project
The purpose of the West Washington Street Improvements Project is to improve sidewalks and lighting on West Washington Street between North Shafer Street and South Lancaster Street. 

The project is expected to be bid and constructed in summer, 2022. 

Project #344 N. Shafer Street Tunnel Repair
The purpose of the Shafer Street Tunnel Repair Project is to upgrade a section of storm tunnel on North Shafer Street between West State Street and Byard. 

The project is expected to be bid and constructed in summer, 2022.