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Construction Update – Downtown Project

The contractor has finished the associated concrete curb, curb ramp, and sidewalk repairs within the downtown area.  For the remainder of this week, the contractor will continue to replace/repair the brick bands along the sidewalks on Main Street and Wooster Street.  Temporary parking restrictions should be anticipated while this occurs.

Weather dependent, it is anticipated that the final surface course of asphalt will be applied next week, the week of October 21.  This process will take approximately three days.  During this work, periodic road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented.  While Main Street is being paved, access to side streets and Wooster Street will be prohibited throughout the construction zone – from Oak to Lehman.  This restriction is required in order to allow the asphalt to cool sufficiently and to minimize the risk of a turning movement inadvertently damaging the newly applied asphalt.  For the safety of the contractor and the traveling public, while Wooster Street is being paved, the street will close until the asphalt has sufficiently cooled to allow traffic.  Both closures are anticipated to last one day each.

Once the final surface course of asphalt is applied, traffic striping will occur.

The timeline above is dependent upon progress of work and weather.  Continued patience with the ongoing construction is appreciated.

October Firefly Nights Festival – October 18

In conjunction with the October Firefly Nights Festival scheduled for October 18, certain street closures and parking restrictions will be imposed in downtown Bowling Green.

On-street parking will prohibited on North Main Street, from Court to Wooster, beginning at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 18.  Parking restrictions will go in to effect at 2:00 pm on South Main Street, from Wooster to Washington.

North Main, from Court to Wooster, will close to traffic at 2:00 pm.  At 4:00 pm, South Main Street, between Wooster and Washington, will be closed to vehicular traffic.  While Main Street is closed, no through traffic will be permitted on Clough Street.  Wooster Street will remain open for east and westbound traffic throughout the festival.

During the Main Street closing, detour routes for local and truck traffic will be posted.

All streets will reopen and parking will be reinstated on Friday following the event.

The Festival is scheduled to occur from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.  Details may be found on the Firefly Nights Festival website – www.fireflynightsbg.com.

Bowling Green Police Civil Enforcement Section

Beginning on October 13, 2019 parking enforcement, Issues regarding nuisance properties and animal complaints will be handled by the Civil Enforcement Section of the BG Police Division.   Nuisance property violations would include trash, vehicles parked in the grass, inoperable vehicles and tall weeds and other non structure related property issues.  Animal related services include setting traps for nuisance wild animals and feral cats.

To report violations please contact the Bowling Green Police Division at 419-352-1131. E-mailed complaints will be received via Civilenforcement@bgohio.org.

For more details please review the Civil Enforcement Section on the Bowling Green Police Division’s website. The changes to enforcement of these issues is contained in the newly updated City of Bowling Green Good Neighbor Guide.

Construction Update – Downtown Project

Sidewalk, curb, and curb ramp repairs continue along the western portion of Main Street and on Wooster Street.  Temporary road closures and parking restrictions should be anticipated while the contractor continues to repair/replace the curb, sidewalk, and/or curb ramp in the respective areas of the work zone.  It is anticipated that these repairs will continue for the next few weeks.  Once complete, the final surface course of asphalt will be placed.

This project will continue through October.

The timeline above is dependent upon progress of work and weather.  Continued patience with the ongoing construction is appreciated.

Construction Update – Downtown Project

The intermediate course of asphalt has been placed on Wooster Street and the temporary striping is nearly complete.  Once the temporary striping and initial site preparation for the curb repair is complete, Wooster Street will open to eastbound traffic.  This alternate traffic pattern is required in order to safely complete the necessary curb and curb ramp repairs and will remain in effect until this work is complete on Wooster.  The curb ramps on the northwest and southwest corner of Main and Wooster are tentatively scheduled to be removed this week.  While the contractor is conducting these repairs in the various locations, traffic will be affected and parking will be removed.

This project will continue through October.

The timeline above is dependent upon progress of work and weather.  Continued patience with the ongoing construction is appreciated.  Questions about this work may be directed to the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.

Lehman Avenue Sewer Work

The Water Distribution and Waste Water Collection Division will be closing Lehman Avenue from South Main to South Prospect on September 25 and 26.  Each day, the road will close at approximately 7:30 am and will reopen at 4:00 pm.  The sidewalk within the work zone will also be closed.

This closure is required in order to replace a sewer lateral.  Questions about this may be directed to the Water Distribution and Waste Water Collection Division at 419-354-6277.

Construction Update – Downtown Projects

The planned Wooster Street pavement rehabilitation work is nearly complete.  The contractor has removed and replaced portions of the concrete road base and plans to begin placing the intermediate course of asphalt next week.  Once the intermediate asphalt is placed, temporary striping will occur and the road will open completely to traffic, including parking, and the traffic lights will resume operation.

Concrete repairs along the sidewalks and ADA ramps throughout the project area will continue.  The contractor has finished the majority of these repairs along the east side of Main Street and has begun making repairs on the west side of Main Street.  These repairs will also occur on Wooster Street.  Once complete, the final surface course of asphalt will be applied.  Paving is anticipated to last through October.

The timeline above is dependent upon progress of work and weather.  Continued patience with the ongoing construction is appreciated.  Questions about this work may be directed to the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.

Columbia Gas Work – South College Closure

Columba Gas has been authorized to close a portion of South College Dr., from Wooster to the entrance of the Falcon Health Center, September 19 and 20.  The street will close at 7:00 am and will reopen at 6:00 pm each day.  Local access will remain open for the Health Center.

The closure is required in conjunction with the upgrading of natural gas lines.

Construction Closures – September 18

In conjunction with the Wooster Street rehabilitation, the intersections of West Wooster and Church Street along with East Wooster and Prospect will be closed September 18.  The closures are required in order to repair the road base within each intersection.

It is anticipated that both intersections will reopen September 19.  This work is dependent upon weather and progress of the work leading up to each intersection.  Questions about this may be directed to the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.