Celina Main Street Reconstruction Project
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
This decorative concrete is poured but the stamps, piled in the foreground, have not yet been applied.
Smoothing a stretch of decorative concrete South of the Market Street intersection.
Applying a hand-ground edge to a street light base.
Pulling wires through the conduit.
Another peek inside a junction box.
Reconstruction of six blocks of Celina's Main Street began August 9, 2010. Smith Paving & Excavating Inc., Norwalk, was awarded the $3.237 million contract by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Celina's expected contribution is $1.35 million in addition to a $356,500 Ohio Public Works Commission grant the city secured. ODOT is funding the remainder of the project. A final top coat of asphalt will be applied to the entire project in the summer of 2011. In a separately bid project, water lines were replaced under Main Street in the spring of 2010.
The project will be completed in phases. The current plan is to work on the three blocks from Foulton Street to Fayette Street beginning in August until November 5th. The second phase will see work on the three blocks from Fayette Street to Lake Shore Drive beginning in March 2011. Downtown business will remain accessible except for a brief window when new concrete sidewalks are poured. See the map of Celina's downtown for alternative parking lots. Further information on downtown businesses or the City of Celina.