SR 54 in Urbana to close for 2 weeks starting Monday due to work on sewer project

State Route 54 in Urbana to close for 2 weeks starting Monday due to work on sewer project. FILE
State Route 54 in Urbana to close for 2 weeks starting Monday due to work on sewer project. FILE

State Route 54 between Patrick and East Powell avenues as well as East Powell Avenue between South Kenton Street and State Route 54 will be closed for 14 days starting on Monday, Nov. 30.

The closure is due to work on Urbana’s Powell to Bon Air Sanitary Sewer Project, according to a release from the city’s engineer.

This closure will allow for the contractor, Milcon Concrete, Inc., to install a sanitary manhole and pipe at the intersection of Powell Avenue and SR 54, replace a storm culvert at the intersection of Powell Avenue and SR 54, and install a sewer pipe across SR 54 near the south end of Oak Dale Cemetery.

The detour for this closure will be State Route 29, State Route 56 and State Route 4, the release stated.

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After SR 54 reopens in mid-December, the contractor will continue with the sanitary sewer installation on SR 54 between East Powell Avenue and Oak Dale Cemetery.

The contractor has completed the sanitary sewer installation through the existing driveways within Oak Dale Cemetery, and is progressing on the installation of the sanitary sewer installation along East Powell Avenue between the Champaign County Fairgrounds and SR 54, the release stated.

This project is under contract for $835,956.90. It’s funded by a $658,900 grant and no-interest loan from the Ohio Public Works Commission.

This project aims to extend sanitary sewer from the Champaign County Fairgrounds to the intersection of Bon Air Drive and Miller Drive.

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“Most of the sanitary sewage for the Bon Air and Parmore subdivisions flows through this intersection and creates capacity issues further downstream at Bon Air Drive and Amherst Drive. The new, larger sewer will alleviate those capacity issues and provide access to central collection and treatment for owners along East Powell Avenue and SR 54," the release stated.

The final work includes completion of the sanitary sewer installation along the back of Oak Dale Cemetery to the upstream tie-in point at the intersection of Bon Air Drive and Miller Drive, and temporary or permanent hard-surface restorations will be completed along the way depending on the weather.

Final restorations of the project will happen in Spring 2021 with final completion on or before Friday, May 28, 2021.

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