Construction Beginning Soon: Hudson, Miller, Willard, Center, Sommers Reconstructionposted
Construction is planned to begin the week of August 28. The contractor plans to start and finish the reconstruction work on Miller Avenue between Willard Avenue and Atwood Avenue, Willard Avenue from Hudson Avenue to Elmside Boulevard, Center Avenue from Hudson Avenue through Miller Avenue, and half the block of Sommers Avenue through Miller Avenue in 2023. The remaining work on Hudson Avenue from Oakridge Avenue to Atwood Avenue, Willard Avenue from Ohio Avenue through Hudson Avenue, Center Avenue at Hudson Avenue, and Sommers Avenue from Hudson Avenue to the half way point completed in 2023 will be completed in spring/summer 2024.
The design team is currently preparing a construction notice mailing to the neighborhood.
The City is planning to reconstruct Hudson Ave (Oakridge Ave to Atwood Ave), Miller Ave (Willard Ave to Atwood Ave), Willard Ave (Ohio Ave to Miller Ave), Center Ave (Hudson Ave to Miller Ave), and Sommers Ave (Hudson Ave to Miller Ave).
The project includes the replacement of sanitary sewer and laterals, storm sewer main and laterals, curb and gutter, asphalt pavement, and construction of a continuous sidewalk through Miller Avenue at Atwood Avenue. The sidewalk within the project limits will be spot replaced as needed. The intersection of Hudson Avenue and Atwood Avenue was removed from the scope of the project and added to Phase 2 of the neighborhood construction project to allow City Traffic Engineering time to review and consider replacing the traffic signal. A continuous sidewalk through Hudson at Atwood Avenue will be reviewed during the Phase 2 of the design phase.
The City will install a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) for pedestrians on the west side of Atwood Avenue at Miller Avenue after completion of the construction project.
The City will not propose narrowing the length of Hudson Avenue and Miller Avenue due to the consensus feedback the City received from residents to maintain parking on both sides of Hudson Avenue and Miller Avenue. The City will replace all of the pavement, gravel base, curb and gutter, replace concrete terrace walks (concrete walk between curb and sidewalk), spot replace sidewalk as needed, and replace driveway aprons. The proposed Hudson Avenue street width will be 28 ft. (same as existing) and Miller Avenue will be 28 ft. (same as existing) from face of curb to face of curb with parking on both sides. The City will narrow Miller Avenue along a portion of 2730 Center Avenue, 2730 Sommers Avenue and all of 2733 Atwood Avenue to 26 ft. to reduce damage to tree roots growing over the existing curb and gutter and restrict parking to one side. The proposed Willard Avenue width will be 24 ft. (same as existing) from face of curb to face of curb and parking will remain on one side of the street. The proposed width for most of Center Avenue will be 26 ft. from face of curb to face of curb, and parking will remain on one side of the street. Center Avenue will then be widened slightly along 2702 Center Avenue and 2706 Center Avenue to 28 ft. (same as existing) with parking still on one side. The additional width is necessary for fire access adjacent to the 3 unit building at 2706 Center Avenue. The proposed Sommers Avenue width will be 26 ft. (same as existing) from face of curb to face of curb and parking will remain on one side of the street.