Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ADA Improvements
The Public Works and Community Development Departments collaborated to identify competitive projects for the 2018-19 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funding cycle and two Public Works projects were selected by the departments for consideration. In the fall of 2018, the Township received news that both projects were awarded grant funds totaling $59,000.
The first project is the installation of ADA compliant access from the parking lot to the shelter and to play equipment in Layer Park. The walks will be constructed using asphalt and measuring 5 feet in width. This project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019. The second project is the replacement of roadway intersection curb ramps to meet ADA requirements. Miami Township currently has a yearly program for addressing these deficient curb ramps, but grant awards accelerate the program by correcting all remaining non-compliant curb ramps for 5 township subdivisions in phases over a period of a few years. This work was completed through the Montgomery County Engineer's Office Pavement Resurfacing Program. A total of 25 curb ramps were replaced under the grant program in 2019.
Miami Township has submitted grant applications in 2019 for the second phase of each of these Public Works projects. Phase two of the park accessibility improvements will focus on the installation of ADA compliant walks in Crains Run Park and the second phase of ADA compliant curb ramps at roadway intersections will improve pedestrian access along Township roadways. The Township should receive news regarding the grants in the fall of 2019. If awarded grant funds, these projects will be completed in the summer of 2020.
MVRPC- ODOT Washington Church Road Resurfacing Project
In 2018, the Public Works Director was successful in securing grant funding through the MVRPC roadway resurfacing grant program. The grant award of over $68,000 was used to resurface approximately one-half mile of Washington Church Road south of the Spring Valley Pike intersection. The work included the elimination of a problematic profile issue at the Spring Valley Pike intersection. The total cost of the resurfacing project was $127,000.
OPWC Wood Road Widening Project
In 2012, the Public Works Director was successful in securing grant funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for improvements to Wood Road. The grant award of $799,000 was used to widen the two existing narrow drive lanes, add a center turn lane, improve the storm water drainage system, add sidewalk and combination curb/gutter. The improvements greatly increased the safety of traveling motorists and the students, parents and faculty attending 2 Miamisburg City School District campuses located adjacent to the roadway. Construction commenced in late Fall of 2013 and the project was completed in the Spring of 2014. Since 2006, nearly $1.5 million has been secured through the OPWC to fund improvements to Township roadways.
Southland Place Roadway Improvements Project
A new roadway construction project was completed in August 2013. The new public roadway intersects with Prestige Place near the Dayton Mall and provides access to local businesses along SR 741. Improvements included an updated storm water drainage system and sidewalk for pedestrian access. The project was funded by TIF funds and donations by businesses adjacent to the roadway project.
ODOT completed a traffic safety project in May 2013 that extended Prestige Place to SR 741. Improvements included an updated storm water drainage system and sidewalk for pedestrian access.
OPWC Spring Valley Pike Widening Project
Construction was completed in 2010 for the widening of Spring Valley Pike from Tarpon Bay Drive to S.R. 741. Sidewalks and drainage infrastructure installations were included with this widening project. This was an Ohio Public Works Commission Grant program that was approved in 2007. $741,000 in grant monies and $247,000 in local match funded the project that was completed in the winter of 2010.
Bike Lane Projects
At the request of the Board of Trustees, the Road Department contracted the installation of bike lanes in the Villages of Miami business area. The lanes are located on Hunt Drive, Ferndown Drive, Newmark Drive, and Gander Creek Drive.
In 2013, bike lane projects were completed through Miami Township, the Transportation Improvements District (TID) and Five Rivers MetroParks to complete the trail network from Waldruhe Park near Austin Landing to the river.
New Public Works Facility
The Public Works Department recently completed construction of a new facility to better serve the residents of Miami Township. The facility relocation project’s planning phase began back in 2009 and construction was completed in July 2012. The Road Department purchased land for the project adjacent to Jane Chance Elementary on Wood Road from the Miamisburg City School District. The 56,000 square foot complex serves as workspace and storage for the Township’s Road, Parks, Fleet & Facility Maintenance Departments. The former facility was comprised of aging structures dating back beyond the 1930’s and were not designed to meet modern construction and safety standards.
The Road Department had reserved $2.5 Million in funds since 2002 in anticipation of the construction project and funded the remainder with bonds. Public Works staff spent countless hours with the project architect and general contractor to design a complex that would meet the needs of a rapidly expanding community while focusing on fiscal responsibility. The new facility is located at 10891 Wood Road behind the new Miami Valley Fire District Station 51. Feel free to view the Ribbon Cutting PowerPoint slideshow for additional information.