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Oregon Central Fire Station

The City of Oregon has awarded a contract for the construction of the new Oregon Central Fire Station that will be located on a 6-acre parcel at 1040 S Wynn Road between Navarre Avenue (SR 2) and Pickle Road. Construction work is set to begin in August 2021 and should be completed by October 2022.

The new 21,668 SF station will have five drive-through apparatus bays to house 2 engines, 2 Medic units, Life Squad 8, a brush truck, a supervisor vehicle, and provisions for the tower ladder. It will also have modern living quarters for the on-duty crews, administrative offices, and a training room that will replace the current Station #41 located at 5002 Seaman Road. Primary staffed response to emergency calls will be from this station. Station #42 at 1102 S Wheeling and Station #43 at 4421 Bayshore will continue to operate as satellite stations staffed by paid-per-call part-time firefighters.

The contractor for the project is Midwest Contracting, 1428 Albon Road, Holland, Ohio 43528. The new fire station was planned and designed by Buehrer Group Architecture & Engineering, Inc., 324 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio 43537.

Construction plans and specifications for the project are available for review at the City of Oregon Municipal Complex at the Department of Public Service Office.

Station Exterior Renderings

Project Map

Construction Notice (8-18-21)

Groundbreaking Ceremony Press Release (8-18-21)

Oregon Town Center - Phase 1

The City of Oregon has awarded a construction contract for the Oregon Town Center – Phase 1 for the construction of new roadways and utilities for a mixed use development between Pickle Road and Dustin Road. Construction work is set to begin in August 2021 and should be completed by the end of July 2022.

The project involves the construction of approximately 3500′ of new asphalt roadways including a roundabout, asphalt bike path, concrete sidewalks, curb and gutter, storm sewer, waterline, sanitary sewer, drainage, earthwork, pavement markings, signage, lighting, landscaping and miscellaneous work. In addition, a dedicated left turn lane will be installed on Pickle Road, which will require the widening of the north side of Pickle Road from Munding Drive to approximately the eastern limit of the project property. All work will be performed within existing right-of-way and within the limits of the project site located at 2965 / 3015 Pickle Road.

The contractor for the project is Mosser Construction, 122 S. Wilson Avenue, Fremont, Ohio 43420. The City of Oregon has also hired Quality Control Inspection, Inc. (QCI), 9500 Midwest Avenue, Garfield, Ohio 44125 to provide a full-time project representative/inspector on the job.

Construction plans and specifications for the project are available for review at the City of Oregon Municipal Complex at the Department of Public Service Office.

Project Map

Construction Notice

2021 Roadway Improvement Program

As part of the 2021 Roadway Improvement Program, the City of Oregon has awarded contracts to Bowers Asphalt & Paving, Inc, 6157 Walbridge Road, Walbridge, OH 43465, Kokosing Construction Company, 1539 Lowell Street, Elyria, OH 44035, Henry W. Bergman, 218 E. 9th Street, Genoa, OH 43430, Hillabrand & Sons Construction, PO Box 206, Millbury, OH 43447 & Smith Paving & Excavating, 426 N Old State Road, Norwalk, OH 44857 for the proposed work consisting of resurfacing and/or repair of various streets including, but is not limited to: asphalt resurfacing, base repair, joint repair, pavement installation, pavement removal, concrete installation, grading and seeding, excavation and embankment, utility installation and ADA upgrades and associated work withing the City of Oregon.

These contractors will maintain one lane of traffic throughout the project limits. Access to driveways will be available at all times except while the paving operation is in front of the drive. Emergency access to drives will be available at all times. At the pre-construction meetings for this projects, the contractors were told to ensure minimal inconvenience and adverse construction conditions during this project.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these projects, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Service at (419) 698-7047.

Project Summary

Project Map

Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project

Urban runoff is a term used to describe the runoff that occurs during rain events in areas that have a high concentration of impervious surfaces, such as asphalt roadways, parking areas, sidewalks, and rooftops. Urban runoff typically contains contaminants such as sediment, nutrients, hydrocarbons, metals, and bacteria from a variety of sources within the watershed. To combat runoff contaminants, the City of Oregon has constructed the Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project. This project is located at the western end of Eastmoreland Blvd, west of Wheeling Street. Construction began in Fall of 2019 and was completed in Summer of 2020. By capturing and treating urban runoff, this project will benefit Otter Creek and the Western Basin of Lake Erie. The City of Oregon was successful in obtaining a $499,997 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant from the US EPA for design and construction.

May 22, 2019 Public Meeting Presentation

Urban Runoff Capture and Otter Creek Restoration Project Conceptual Plan

August 7, 2020 Virtual Tour / Drone Video – You Tube

‘Park with a Purpose’ (Buhoveckey, G & Gladwell, S., Properties, June 2021, p. 76).

The project has created an environment that mimics historic floodplain landscapes that existed prior to development in this region. The total project area is just under five acres, with a two acre constructed wetland.

Wetland Floodplain in the Project Area

Wetland Floodplain in the Project Area

 

Stormwater has been routed from a 43 acre urban watershed and discharged into a wetland system where natural processes such as settling, pollutant degradation, and nutrient uptake will be facilitated by the wetland vegetation established. Constructed shallow areas (vegetated shallows and vernal pools) in the wetland will also allow for UV from sunlight to breakdown pollutants in the water as it flows through. The entire project has created a brand new habitat in this area for wildlife such as birds like the Great Blue Heron and Mallard Duck, amphibians such as the Northern Bullfrog and Eastern American Toad, reptiles such as Snapping and Painted Turtles, and small fish such as the American Shad and Green Sunfish.

Vernal Pool, excellent habitat for amphibians such as frogs and toads

Vernal Pool, excellent habitat for amphibians such as frogs and toads

 

The streambanks of Otter Creek flowing through the project area have also be stabilized using a combination of plantings and grading. An overwide channel floodplain was also created, connected to Otter Creek, which allows streamflows following a rain event to spreadout and slow down, reducing pollutants in the water column.

 

Constructed floodplain adjacent to Otter Creek

Constructed floodplain adjacent to Otter Creek

Over 180 trees and shrubs and 2,000 wetland plugs have been planted in order to further establish habitat for wildlife and facilitate pollutant reduction from stormwater. The upland areas of the project have also been seeded with grass and prairie flowers that are native to Northern Ohio. These plants are beneficial to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Native Prairie Flowers planted in upland areas

Native Prairie Flowers planted in upland areas

 

These improvements have been made in a neighborhood park like setting that includes a walking path and observation areas where birds and other wildlife can be viewed by park goers. Feel free to take a walk through the park and check it out!

Check out the Virtual Tour Drone video, link above.

Drone Photo of project area, walking path shown

Drone Photo of project area, walking path shown

 

Oregon Flood Relief & Erosion Control Project - Five Year Project Update

The Oregon Flood Relief and Erosion Control Project (OFRECP) was constructed in 2013 – 2015 along the west side of Wynn Road and the south side of Cedar Point Road in Oregon. The project relocated Amolsch Driftmeyer Ditch around the BP Refinery and combined it with two other drainage systems, Johlin Ditch and Heckman Ditch. The project also filled in the former Heckman Ditch alignment along the west side of Wynn Road, which was causing road failures due to erosion. Because the project relocated and filled existing ditches, mitigation of these areas was required by Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act. The Army Corp of Engineers and Ohio EPA are responsible for governing these permits.

OFRECP 2013 Project Map – Proposed Project Layout

OFRECP Virtual Tour / Drone Video – 8/7/2020 – You Tube

As part of the required mitigation, the OFRECP created 12.35 acres of Category 3 wetland (highest quality category wetland) directly adjacent to Maumee Bay / Lake Erie. The project also created 12,583 linear feet of warmwater habitat (WWH) quality stream. The shallow water emergent wetland community is densely vegetated with native Ohio plants that have created an exceptional habitat for birds, fish, and other animals.

OFRECP Wetland Channel – Norfolk Southern RR Culvert, Looking West, 8/18/2020

OFRECP Wetland Channel – Norfolk Southern RR Culvert, Looking West, 8/18/2020

OFRECP Wetland Channel – Pickerel weed, Northern Blue Flag, Arrow arum, and Softstem bulrush pictured, Looking South, 8/18/2020

OFRECP Wetland Channel – Pickerel weed, Northern Blue Flag, Arrow arum, and Softstem bulrush pictured, Looking South, 8/18/2020

OFRECP Upland and Wetland Channel – Arrow arum in channel, Cup Plant, Little Bluestem, and Partridge Pea in upland areas pictured, Looking West, 8/18/2020

OFRECP Upland and Wetland Channel – Arrow arum in channel, Cup Plant, Little Bluestem, and Partridge Pea in upland areas pictured, Looking West, 8/18/2020

 

Upland areas were planted with a native Ohio prairie mix. Common plants seen in the upland areas include Cup Plant, Black Eyed Susan, Tall Coreopsis, Partridge Pea, Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Indian Grass, Prairie Dropseed, and Wild Lupine.

OFRECP Upland Stream Bank – Partridge Pea and Little Bluestem pictured, Looking North, 8/18/2020

OFRECP Upland Stream Bank – Partridge Pea and Little Bluestem pictured, Looking North, 8/18/2020

OFRECP Upland Stream Bank –Black Eye Susan pictured, Looking West, 7/20/2020

OFRECP Upland Stream Bank –Black Eye Susan pictured, Looking West, 7/20/2020

 

A fish survey conducted in the Fall of 2018 showed 28 different species of fish within the project area, included the Western Banded Killifish, which is an Ohio listed endangered species. Because of its shallow, warm, and vegetated waters, the project area has become an important breeding area for fish. It is also common to see Egrets, Blue Herons, and many different types of ducks in the wetland areas.

OFRECP 2017 Fish Survey – Western Banded Killifish, 10/20/2017

OFRECP 2017 Fish Survey – Western Banded Killifish, 10/20/2017

 

The entire project area has been placed in a conservation easement, to maintain and protect this property in perpetuity. The easement holder is the Black Swamp Conservancy, a local conservation land trust.

The City is currently working through the permit monitoring period required by the agencies. This period ensures that the project has been constructed to the performance standards that were set forth by the Section 404/401 permits. The City has continued annual maintenance of the areas by eradicating invasive species such as Phragmites (Phragmites australis) and Purple Loosetrife (Lythrum salicaria). This maintenance will likely continue even after the monitoring period has ended to maintain the exceptional habitat area.

Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project Phase 5, Part A - South Shore Park

In the Fall of 2020 the City of Oregon is expected to award a contract for work related to the improvement of existing sanitary sewers in the South Shore Park subdivision of the City. This work will take place on all streets North of Bay Shore Road, between Lakeview Avenue and E. Baywood Drive. Sewers in this area are approaching 60 years old and require rehabilitation in order to maintain function, capacity, and prevent rain and ground water infiltration. This work is expected to begin in the Fall of 2020 and will include the inspection and lining of existing sanitary sewers, manholes, and service laterals within the public right-of-way, see the below link to the project map. This work will greatly improve the overall condition of the sewers, including the sanitary sewer lateral within the right-of-way.

If you received a letter regarding the location of your existing sanitary sewer cleanout, please click the link below to begin the survey. The City greatly appreciates your time in this matter. If you have any questions regarding sanitary sewer cleanouts or this survey please feel free to contact the Department of Public Service at 419-698-7047.

SSR Phase 5 Cleanout Survey

Project Map

Navarre/Coy Intersection Improvements (LUC-2-22.51, PID 109596)

The City has received grant funding from the Federal Highway Administration through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the Navarre/Coy Intersection Improvement Project (LUC-2-22.51, PID 109596).

The project consists of the following improvements to the Navarre Avenue and Coy Road Intersection to reduce crashes and congestion at this intersection:

  • Installing a median along Navarre Avenue at the Coy Road Intersection with accommodations for U-turns
  • Adding a right turn lane for Westbound Navarre
  • Adding a right turn lane for Northbound Coy
  • Adding an additional thru-right lane for southbound Coy and extending the lane to Dustin Road
  • Replacing the existing traffic signal with all new signal poles and traffic signal equipment to improve visibility and accommodate pedestrians including adding supplemental signal heads, signal backplates and ADA compliant pedestrian signals.
  • Replacing the existing Coy Road bridge over Amolsch Ditch north of Navarre Avenue to accommodate additional pavement width and sidewalks
  • Resurfacing the pavement within project limits
  • Upgrading lane control and directional signage, including adding overhead lane-use signs.
  • Eliminating some drives near the intersection
  • Adding landscape and streetscape elements like the Navarre / Wheeling project

An approximate 45-day closure of Coy Road between Navarre Avenue and Starr Avenue is anticipated to allow for the replacement of the Coy Road Bridge over Amolsch Ditch. A detour will be established for the closure and vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained to all abutting properties during the closure. Otherwise, traffic will be maintained throughout construction. For Navarre Avenue, a minimum of one-lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times.

Actual construction on the project is currently scheduled for 2021.

A public meeting was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to present and discuss the currently proposed Navarre Avenue and Coy Road Intersection Safety Improvement Project with the general public, residents, business owners, and public officials, and to solicit public comments regarding the proposed project. . A PDF document of the meeting presentation is linked below.

Please contact the Department of Public Service if you have any questions about this project.

Public Meeting Presentation (10/23/2019)

Public Meeting Comment Sheet (Comment period closes 11/23/2019)

Public Meeting Handout (10/23/2019)

Starr Avenue Extension Waterline Improvements

The project improvements will consist of replacing approximately 5,300 feet of 8-inch waterline on the south side of Starr Avenue Extension between Wynn and Stadium Roads. The existing water service connections along Starr Avenue Extension will be connected to the new 8-inch waterline.

The City of Oregon has awarded a contract to Hillabrand & Sons Construction, LLC, 5811 Woodville Road, Northwood, Ohio 43619 for the Starr Avenue Extension Waterline Improvement Project. Construction on the project is currently scheduled to begin Monday, March 23, 2020, weather permitting, and is anticipated to be completed by August.

During working hours the contractor may close Starr Avenue Extension between Wynn Road and Stadium Road to through traffic and maintain one lane of traffic through the work area for local. Due to the nature of the project, we ask that you avoid driving through the construction operation area as much as possible.

Construction Notice

Luc - Starr Avenue Improvements (PID 109196)

The City of Oregon has received grant funding from the Federal Highway Administration through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for proposed work consisting of resurfacing 1.59 miles of Starr Avenue from S. Whittlesey Avenue to S. Lallendorf Road and will also include ADA curb ramp upgrades and striping. The City has awarded the contract to The Shelly Company, 1700 Fostoria Avenue, Suite 200, P O Box 3100, Findlay, Ohio 45840 for this project.

Project Map

Construction Notice

Luc - Yarrow Street Bridge Replacement (PID 107148)

Construction to replace the bridge on Yarrow Street over Otter Creek is scheduled to begin the week of June 29, 2020. The City of Oregon has received funding through the Ohio Department of Transportation Municipal Bridge Program for the replacement the existing bridge structure. The project will involve the removal and replacement of the existing bridge structure with a new pre-cast reinforced concrete bridge structure.

The contractor for the Yarrow Street Bridge Project is the E.S. Wagner Company, 840 Patchen Rd, Oregon, Ohio 43616. At the pre-construction meeting for this project, they were told to insure minimal inconvenience and adverse construction conditions during this project. Work on the project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2020.

Please contact the Department of Public Service if you have any questions regarding this project.

Project Map

Construction Notice

Drone Footage of Boxes Being Set

2020 Roadway Improvements Program

As part of the 2020 Roadway Improvement Program, the City of Oregon has awarded contracts to Helms & Sons Excavating, Inc., 1753 Lima Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840 & Henry W. Bergman, 218 E. 9th Street, Genoa, OH 43430 for the proposed work consists of resurfacing and/or repair of various streets including, but is not limited to: asphalt resurfacing, base repair, joint repair, pavement installation, pavement removal, curb installation, and ADA upgrades and associated work withing the City of Oregon.

These contractors will maintain one lane of traffic throughout the project limits. Access to driveways will be available at all times except while the paving operation is in front of the drive. Emergency access to drives will be available at all times. At the pre-construction meetings for this projects, the contractors were told to ensure minimal inconvenience and adverse construction conditions during this project.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these projects, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Service at (419) 698-7047.

Project Summary

Project Map

Construction Notice – Project #1 – Homestead Subdivision

Construction Notice – Project #1 – Luverne Avenue, Eastvale Avenue & Lawnsdale Drive

Construction Notice – Project #2 – Coy Road & Corduroy Road

Navarre Avenue Waterline Replacement - Phase 1

The City of Oregon has awarded a construction contract for the Navarre Avenue Waterline Replacement – Phase 1 Project starting west of Isaac Streets Drive to Lallendorf Road. Construction work is scheduled to begin in early February and should be completed by December 2020.

The project improvements will occur within the existing public right-of-way or established easements with the following work occurring between these addresses:

2701 – 3111 Navarre Lining of the existing local 8-inch waterline along the north side of Navarre Avenue with new fire hydrants and new waterline extensions across Navarre Avenue to the serve new fire hydrants along the south side of the road.

3165 – 3181 Navarre Installation of a new 8-inch waterline along the north side of Navarre Avenue with new fire hydrants and new waterline extensions across Navarre Avenue to the serve new fire hydrants along the south side of the road.

3205 – 4157 Navarre Installation of a new 8-inch waterline on both the north and south sides of Navarre Avenue with new fire hydrants.

Following all required testing, the existing water services serving all properties within the project limits will be connected to the new waterline as part of this project.

Construction plans and specifications for the project are available for review at the City of Oregon Municipal Complex at the Department of Public Service Office.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding this project please contact the City of Oregon Department of Public Service at (419) 698-7047.

Project Map

Survey Notice

Project Design Update

Construction Notice

Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project Phase 4, Part C - Moundview Park

In June of 2018 the City of Oregon awarded a contract to Performance Pipelining Inc. of Ottawa, Illinois for work related to the improvement of existing sanitary sewers in the Moundview Park subdivision of the City. Many sewers in this area are approaching 100 years old and require rehabilitation in order to maintain function and capacity. This work will begin in August of 2018 and will include the inspection and lining of existing sanitary sewers and service laterals located within the City’s backyard utility easement. The project is expected to be completed by April of 2019. This work is a requirement of the City of Oregon’s Ohio EPA WWTP NPDES discharge permit and will greatly improve the overall condition of the sewers, including private sanitary sewer laterals within the utility easement.

If you have any specific questions about this project or what will be required to be accessed on your property, please contact the City of Oregon Department of Public Service at (419) 698-7047. Your cooperation with this project is greatly appreciated.

Project Notice

Project Map

Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch Project

The Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch Project is designed to improve drainage along Pickle Road between Coy Road and Oak Tree Subdivision. Construction work is set to begin early February and should be completed by the end of September, 2018.

The project involves the replacement of existing storm sewers along the south side of Pickle Road, the west side of Flo Drive and the south side of Mary Allen Drive with larger storm sewers. A new open channel relief ditch will also be installed just west of Cardinal Bay Subdivision to provide a relief overflow path from Pickle Road to the Navarre Avenue storm sewer. In addition, an asphalt bike path will be installed along the new relief ditch between Pickle Road and Navarre Avenue.

Project Map

Navarre Avenue Safety Improvements

LUC-SR-2-21.24, PID 96295
The Navarre Avenue Safety Improvement Project involves implementing various safety and aesthetic improvements along Navarre Avenue between I-280 and Isaac Streets Drive to reduce crashes and improve safety. The City has received grant funding from the Federal Highway Administration through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the project. Construction on the project is scheduled to start in March, 2017.

The project will include the construction of a median along Navarre Avenue with bulb out and median openings to accommodate U-turns and emergency access. The project will include a public access road between Wheeling Street and Navarre Avenue, located northeast of the intersection, with right-in and right-out access to Navarre Avenue (SR 2) to serve businesses and provide emergency vehicles access accordingly. The project will also involve upgrading traffic signals, the addition of a second left turn lane for southbound Wheeling Street, resurfacing to improve pavement skid resistance, waterline replacement and other related work. Work on the project is expected to be completed by the end of November, 2017.

Project Map

Construction Notice

Prior to the roadway construction, utility contractors will begin working within the city’s right-of-way along Navarre Avenue and Wheeling Street to install conduits to bury existing overhead utilities that cross the roadway. This work began in early February 2017.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the overall project, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Service at (419) 698-7047 to discuss further.

Oregon Water Treatment Plant - HAB Improvements (OZONE)

OEPA Notice of Issuance of Limited Environmental Review and Final Finding of No Significant Impact and Completed LER

The City of Oregon Infrastructure Improvements project consists of the construction of an Ozone Building and Liquid Oxygen Loading and Storage Area including the installation of ozone generation quipment, ozone contactors, ozone dosing equipment, calcium thiosulfate storage and dosing system, and effluent pumping equipment. It will also involve the modification of the plant’s existing filters including demolition of existing filter media, filter underdrains, and existing surface wash system; installation of new filter underdrains, media and new air scour system including blowers and air piping to provide air scour for filters. All work will occur within the boundaries of the existing WTP.

WWTP Secondary Treatment Improvements - Phase 1 and 2

In accordance to the City of Oregon’s Ohio EPA NPDES Permit No. 2PD00035*MD, the City is required to increase the secondary treatment capacity of the WWTP from 24 MGD to 36 MGD to eliminate secondary treatment bypasses and sanitary sewer collection system overflows (SSO’s) during wet weather events. In accordance to the Compliance Schedule of the said permit, the project will be constructed in two (2) phases over the next five (5) years.

The Phase 1 project improvements consist of the replacement of two(2) influent screens, replacement of three(3) raw sewage pump motor drives, replacement of two blowers, full replacement of air piping and replacement of air diffusers in the aeration tanks and a dissolved oxygen control system, site restoration, and associated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) upgrades.

OEPA Notice of Issuance of Limited Environmental Review and Final Finding of No Significant Impact

OEPA Limited Environmental Review (12-11-2013)

Phase 1 Components:

  • The two (2) existing 1.5 inch opening influent screens will be replaced with two (2) new 0.50 inch opening influent screens.
  • Three (3) existing raw sewage pump motor drives (eddy current) will be replaced with new variable frequency drives and new inverter duty motors.
  • Two of the existing blowers will be replaced with new 12,300 scfm blowers with new controls, including replacement of all air piping ranging in size from 8 inch to 30 inch.
  • The existing secondary aeration system will be improved with new fine bubble membrane air diffusers and appurtenances along with meters, motorized valves, and instrumentation to allow the dissolved oxygen level to be monitored and controlled continuously. The existing SCADA system will be upgraded for the replacements and improvements noted above.

The Phase 2 project improvements consist of a new final clarifier with associated secondary sludge pumping facilities, aeration tank improvements consisting primarily of replacement of stop plates and slide gates, disinfection improvements consisting of replacement of the chlorine feed and safety equipment, effluent pump replacement and improvements, site restoration, and associated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) upgrades.

OEPA Notice of Issuance of Limited Environmental Review and Final Finding of No Significant Impact

See the below link for more information regarding the WWTP Secondary Treatment Improvements Project and the associated Capital Improvement Charge

WWTP Improvements and Capital Improvement Charge

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