News from BG: September 12, 2018

  • The Transportation and Safety Committee of City Council is scheduled to conduct a joint meeting with the Bicycle Safety Commission on September 17 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.  The purpose of that meeting is to discuss bicycle safety items identified in the Community Action Plan.  A public hearing to review Ordinance 8705 is scheduled to occur at 6:45 pm.  Ordinance 8705 would amend various sections of the zoning code regarding fees.  City Council is scheduled to meet at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet September 18 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet September 18 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons

As announced last year, in the fall of 2015 a pedestrian safety study funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) was conducted around the campus of Bowling Green State University.  The goal of the study was to identify the locations that may require marked crosswalks.  As a result, ODOT, in cooperation with Bowling Green State University and the City of Bowling Green, installed 4 marked crosswalks along East Wooster Street – also funded by ODOT.  The 4 crosswalks include 2 traditional crosswalks with refuge islands and 2 crosswalks that will feature pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHB).

The 2 traditional crosswalks were installed at Founders (just east of Manville and Wooster) and just west of the Falcon Health Center.  The 2 PHBs will be installed across from McFall (just east of Troup St) and at the Stroh Center.  The installation of the PHB’s is scheduled to occur beginning September 11, with work lasting approximately a week.  Some minor impact to traffic is anticipated near the Stroh Center during this work.

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

Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing Program

The City of Bowling Green’s Water Distribution Division will begin the process of flushing fire hydrants within the 4th Ward – followed by Ward 1, Ward 2, and then Ward 3.  This work will begin this week and will be on-going for several weeks occurring daily, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.

During the program, water consumers may experience rusty or discolored water.  This condition is temporary with water quality returning to normal as flushing is completed.  Customers are encouraged to check their cold water supply prior to using the water.  If discoloration is discovered, customers should flush their cold water line only for a short period until the discoloration clears.

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

Conneaut Ave. Sanitary Sewer Project Update

As previously announced, the next phase of the sanitary sewer project occurring on Conneaut Avenue is the installation of a deep gravity sewer.  This work is anticipated to commence this Friday.

During this work, the contractor will be excavating and installing the deep gravity sewer line which will require the closure of Conneaut to through traffic, from Wintergarden to Lafayette.  This closure is anticipated to last through the month of October.

Once this portion of the project is complete, Conneaut from Wintergarden to Lafayette will be re-paved.

Questions about this project may be directed to the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.