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Mayor Aspacher to declare Bowling Green a Purple Heart City

On May 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial in City Park, Mayor Aspacher will issue a proclamation declaring Bowling Green as a Purple Heart City.  This declaration recognizes the extraordinary sacrifice those who have received the Purple Heart have made for our country.

The Purple Heart originates from the American Revolution, first being awarded to veterans who served more than three years “with bravery, fidelity and good conduct” by General George Washington as a badge of merit.  Since that time, the Purple Heart has been awarded to servicemen and women for wounds received while in action against enemy combatants.  It is estimated that 1.7 million veterans have been awarded the Purple Heart since World War I.

The public is welcome to attend. Feel free to bring a chair and join the Mayor in recognizing these deserving veterans during this short ceremony!  The proclamation will be read inside the Veterans Building if it is raining.

East Wooster Sewer Work – May 12-14

The Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division will be replacing a sewer manhole in the intersection of East Wooster Street and Mercer Rd beginning May 12. As a result, traffic will be impacted both on East Wooster and Mercer.  On Mercer Rd., the southbound lane of traffic will be closed; on East Wooster St, the eastbound curb lane near the intersection will be closed with no right turn allowed onto Mercer.  The left turn lane off of East Wooster onto southbound Mercer Rd will also be closed.  This work is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am on May 12 and it is anticipated to be complete by May 14.  The work zone will remain closed during overnight hours on Wednesday and Thursday.

This schedule may change depending on progress of work and weather.

North Enterprise Closure – May 10-14

North Enterprise, from Frazee to Poe Road, will be closed to traffic from Monday, May 10, until Friday, May 14.  Included in this closure will be the intersection of North Enterprise and Frazee.  This closure is required to install a sanitary sewer line.

This schedule may change depending on progress of work and weather.

East Wooster Sewer Main Repairs – May 5-7

The Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division will be repairing the sewer main on East Wooster Street, just west of the intersection with Mercer Road, beginning May 5 through May 7, resulting in the closure of one lane of traffic within the work zone.  This work is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am on May 5 and it is anticipated to be complete by noon on May 7.  The work zone will remain closed during overnight hours on Wednesday and Thursday.

This schedule may change depending on progress of work and weather.

Columbia Gas Beginning Natural Gas Line Replacement Project in Bowling Green

Columbia Gas is set to begin a project in Bowling Green to replace aging gas lines with newer, state-of-the-art plastic pipe. The work will take place largely on Haskins Road between Ranch Court and Wooster Avenue. Sections of Gustin Avenue, Keil Court, Garden Court, Wallace Avenue, Parker Street and Lambert Drive are included as well. Installation will also extend a bit further west on Wooster Avenue. In total, crews plan to install roughly 10,000 feet of new pipe, serving approximately 165 residences.

Preconstruction camera work is already underway and residents should expect actual construction to begin within the next few weeks. Columbia Gas and its contractor, Mid-Ohio Pipeline, will begin by installing the new main line and then proceed to service lines for individual properties. Some gas meters may be relocated as well.

The new plastic pipe has several benefits, including enhanced safety features and the ability to bend to the earth’s contour while expanding and contracting with shifting temperatures. Once installed, the modernized system will last longer and reduce the amount of future maintenance required for upkeep.

The project requires only a short interruption to natural gas service. Columbia Gas crews or contractors will contact affected customers to schedule the brief shut off and relight appointments. All employees and contractors carry identification cards with their names and photograph and must show them upon request. In light of COVID-19, crews are also following strict recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep everyone safe.

There is no additional cost to customers and Columbia Gas will restore all impacted property.

For more information, visit ColumbiaGasOhio.com/Replacement. For a short video explaining the process, visit https://vimeo.com/481327238

 

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Columbia Gas Extending Poe Road Closure between Mercer and Dunbridge through April 26

Columbia Gas announced today that crews will extend the intermittent closure of Poe Road between Mercer Road and Dunbridge Road for one day through Monday, April 26. The closure is a result of ongoing gas work on I-75.

The closure will resume Monday morning at 7 am and last until roughly 5pm. During work hours, a clearly marked detour will connect motorists to Mercer Road and Dunbridge Road via Wooster Street.

The stretch of road will be fully open and accessible to traffic both over the weekend and following the completion of work Monday evening.

Columbia Gas thanks residents for their continued patience and understanding.

West Poe Sewer Repairs – April 20

The Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division will be repairing a sewer lateral on West Poe Rd, just east of the intersection with North Grove.  As a result of this work, West Poe Road, from Grove Street to Main Street, will be closed to traffic from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on April 20.  Residential properties and businesses within the closed area will have access to Main Street.

It is anticipated that the repair work will last one day.  Once complete, a steel plate will be placed over the area.  Asphalt restoration is planned to occur on Friday, April 23.

This schedule may change depending on progress of work and weather.

North Main Street water valve repairs – week of April 19

The Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division will be repairing water valves on North Main Street, between Dill and Merry, next week which will result in the closure of one northbound lane of traffic each day.  On Monday, April 19, repair work will occur on North Main Street near Dill.  On Tuesday, April 20, repair work will occur on North Main near Merry.  Concrete repairs are scheduled to occur at both locations on Wednesday, April 21.  During overnight hours on all three days, each work location will have a steel plate over the area.  Asphalt repairs are scheduled to occur on Thursday or Friday, April 22 or 23.

This schedule may change depending on progress of work and weather.

Road Closures Due To Private Tree Work – April 19

Planned private tree work will result in two road closures on April 19.  The first closure will occur in the morning on Wallace, from North Maple to Meeker.  The second closure will occur in the afternoon on South Enterprise, from Lincoln to Gould.  During each closure, through traffic will be prohibited and access to driveways may be impacted.

Traffic Alert: Columbia Gas of Ohio to Intermittently Close Poe Road between Mercer Road and Dunbridge Road

Columbia Gas announced today that crews will intermittently close Poe Road between Mercer Road and Dunbridge Road over the next two weeks as a result of gas line work on I-75.

The closure is slated to begin Friday, April 9 at midnight and extend to noon on Saturday, April 10. It will then pick back up Saturday, April 10 at midnight and extend to noon on Sunday, April 11. Beginning Monday, April 12, crews will work from 7 AM – 5 PM each day until the project is complete.

The stretch of road will be fully open and accessible to traffic during non-work hours.

During work hours, a clearly marked detour will connect motorists to Mercer Road and Dunbridge Road via Wooster Street.

Columbia Gas thanks residents for their patience and understanding.