Far Hills Storm Sewer Reconstruction Project Update – 9/15

Posted on September 15, 2023

We are pleased to provide you with the latest developments from the ongoing Far Hills Storm Sewer Replacement project. The hardworking team at Kinnison Excavating has been diligently progressing, and here are the highlights from the past couple weeks:

Project Highlights:

In the past couple of weeks, Kinnison Excavating focused its efforts on the following key tasks:

  • Installation of the storm sewer extending eastward along the 100-block of Dellwood Avenue.
  • Beginning the restoration of the sub base and surface of Far Hills Avenue, specifically in areas where excavation took place to accommodate the new storm sewer.

Upcoming Work:

For the upcoming week, Kinnison will continue with the following tasks:

  • Continuing the restoration work on Far Hills Avenue.
  • Beginning the restoration of pavement and curb sections in areas previously excavated along Dellwood Avenue.
  • Beginning Phase 2 of the project. See note below.

Notable Challenge:

During the course of our work, Kinnison Excavating identified a conflict with existing water and gas mains at the upstream side of the project, near the intersection of Dellwood Avenue and E. Schantz Avenue. Addressing this challenge necessitates the lowering of these mains to facilitate the completion of the new storm sewer along Dellwood Avenue. This critical work will also be undertaken over the next couple of weeks.

Next Project Phase (Phase 2):

We anticipate that our excavation crews will embark on the second phase of the project early next week. This phase will be concentrated at the downstream end of the site, specifically along Devereux Drive. In preparation for this phase, “No Parking” signs have been posted along Devereux Drive. Similar to Dellwood, Devereux Drive will be temporarily closed to through traffic until this phase reaches completion. Please be assured that access to each property will be maintained throughout, and both city staff and our contractor remain committed to minimizing disruptions. Phase 2 is anticipated to be completed in 4-6 weeks.

Contact Information Reminder:

Should you have any questions or concerns throughout this phase, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Chris Kuzma, City Engineer at (937) 298-0777 or email the project’s dedicated email address, fhss@oakwoodohio.gov.

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