News from BG: May 16, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council Committee of the Whole is scheduled to meet May 21 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St, to discuss potential changes to Chapter 113 of the Codified Ordinances (food trucks).  The Committee will also discuss an appeal for a State of Ohio F-permit at 6:45 pm.  The permit was filed by Firefly Nights Festivals to allow for the sale of alcohol.  City Council is scheduled to meet at 7:00 pm.
  • Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to meet May 22 at 7:00 pm in the Bartlett Shelter located at Carter Park, 401 Campbell Hill Rd.

Firefly Nights 5k – May 18

The Firefly Nights 5k run will take place in Bowling Green on May 18.  The run will begin at 9:00 pm and will proceed along the following route:

  • Start near the City Administration Building – 304 N. Church St.
  • South on Church St.
  • East on Wooster St.
  • South on Main St.
  • West on Pearl St.
  • North on Maple St.
  • West on Conneaut Ave. into City Park
  • One lap counterclockwise around City Park
  • East on Conneaut Ave.
  • North on Fairview Ave.
  • East on Curtis Ave.
  • South on Grove St.
  • East on Court St.
  • North on Church St.
  • East on Oak St. (finish line)

While runners are present on each road, traffic will be affected and traffic patterns may be altered.

Construction Update:

  • Liberty St. Water and Sewer Project: work continues with the sewer replacement project on Liberty St.  The Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division has finished the waterline portion of the project and has transitioned to replacing the sewer line.  This work is anticipated to last another 3 weeks.  Once all underground work is finished, Liberty, from Fairview to Grove, will be repaved including the temporary patch located within the intersection of Grove St.
  • Morton/Meeker Water and Sewer Project: this project will occur within the intersection of Morton and Meeker and will proceed east along Morton Avenue.  It is scheduled to begin once work is complete on Liberty St (towards the beginning part of June).  Crews from the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division will begin with replacing the sewer line, which is anticipated to last roughly 4 weeks.  Once that work is complete, the waterline is scheduled to be replaced as well.  Pavement restoration will be conducted once all underground work is complete – estimated to be in August.
  • Conneaut Sewer and Pump Station: the force main portion of the sewer line replacement portion of this project is nearly complete.  Work on the new sanitary sewer lift station construction located at 1353 Conneaut continues.  The installation of a new gravity sewer located along Conneaut, from roughly Lafayette to the pump station, is scheduled to begin later this summer.  This portion of the project will include a deep trench excavation, which will impact traffic.  Once all underground infrastructure has been installed, site restoration throughout the project area will be conducted.  This includes repaving Conneaut, from Wintergarden to Lafayette.
  • Manville Ave. Paving: Manville Avenue, from Napoleon Rd to Wooster St., is scheduled to be repaved beginning May 21.  The contractor is expected to work Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.  Throughout the project, temporary traffic changes may occur including detours around the work zone.  Access to properties will be maintained throughout the project.
  • Thurstin Ave. Closure: In conjunction with Bowling Green State University rehabilitation work on a utility tunnel, Thurstin Avenue, between Court St and Pike St, will be closed to traffic beginning May 21 until July 2.  A posted detour will be established using Court St, Enterprise St, and Pike St.

Columbia Gas downtown project – May 21 community meeting

Beginning in June, Columbia Gas of Ohio will be replacing natural gas lines in downtown Bowling Green. This project will affect about 113 customers as well as traffic along Main Street.  Residents are invited to attend a community meeting to learn more on Monday, May 21 at 6:00 pm, in the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.

The work area is primarily on Main Street in downtown, from Clay St to roughly Ordway, but will extend down certain side streets, alleys, and parking lots.

Check out the rest of Columbia Gas’ news release on the City’s website.