Projects Along Far Hills Avenue
CenterPoint Gas Line Improvements on Far Hills Avenue
As part of CenterPoint’s (formerly Vectren) final two years of replacing the natural gas distribution pipes and home service lines in Oakwood, work will take place this year along Far Hills Avenue from East Drive to Beverly Place. The scope of work is similar to other CenterPoint projects previously completed in Oakwood, but Far Hills Avenue has much heavier traffic requiring lane restrictions to accommodate the work. Motorists should anticipate delays during construction. The work will require many excavations into the roadway (and subsequent roadway patches) and many excavations into green spaces adjacent to the road. As explained below, the entire 2.2 miles of Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood is scheduled for resurfacing in 2024.
Far Hills Avenue Stormwater Inlet Repair and Concrete Curb Replacement
This year, the City will repair a series of stormwater inlets along the east and west sides of Far Hills Avenue, and will replace numerous sections of concrete roadway curbing, mostly between East Drive and Patterson Road. This project is being completed in advance of the 2024 Far Hills Avenue resurfacing.
Far Hills Business District Timber Wall Repairs
Repairs, including some top rail replacements, sealing and painting will be performed to the timber wall along both sides of the Far Hills Business District. The wall is nearly 50 years old, yet has been maintained over the years and is still serving its intended purpose.
Far Hills Storm Sewer Reconstruction (in the Dellwood, Greenmount, Forrer and Devereux areas)
An engineering study of the existing storm sewer in this area of Far Hills Avenue found several storm sewers that are reaching the end of their useful life, and are no longer able to fully accommodate intense rainfall events. Design work will begin this year on a replacement storm sewer system crossing Far Hills Avenue at Greenmount Boulevard; on Dellwood Avenue from Far Hills to East Schantz; Forrer Boulevard from Far Hills to East Schantz; and along a section of Devereux Drive north of Forrer Road. Construction plans will be completed in 2022 with construction of the new storm sewer in 2023.
2024 Far Hills Asphalt Mill and Overlay
As work from multiple projects leaves Far Hills Avenue with many patches, 2024 will include the removal and replacement of the entire asphalt roadway surface from the south to the north corporation lines in the city of Oakwood. The Ohio Department of Transportation Urban Paving Program will provide a majority of the funding for this resurfacing project. This roadway was last resurfaced in 2011.