XENIA — The City of Xenia recently announced the local streets that will be addressed under the annual street program.
Nine streets throughout the city will be milled and filled (scraping off and replacing two inches of the asphalt surface layer). They are: Weaver Street (North Detroit Street to Sutton Drive); Rockwell Drive (West Second Street to Buckskin Trail); Portsmouth Avenue (Salem Lane to Amsterdam Drive); Tennessee Drive (Colorado Dive to New Mexico Drive); Joyce Drive (Country Club Drive to Wilson Drive); Monroe Court (North Monroe Street to cul-de-sac); Glover Drive (Omard Drive to East Richard Drive); Orient Avenue (South Monroe Street to South Columbus Street); and Alley (Lexington Avenue to North Patton Street).
As a part of the street program this year, stormwater funds will be used to replace/repair catch basins on those streets.
In addition to the 2017 street program, the city has received separate grants to rehabilitate other streets later this year. They are: Bellbrook Avenue from Colorado to Maumee Drive; South Progress Drive from West Second Street to West Main Street; and North and South Detroit Street from Church Street to South Miami Avenue.
While Xenia City Council and staff realize many more streets are in need of rehabilitation, they take into consideration pending water and sewer line improvement and/or replacement projects. Water and sewer lines run directly underneath city streets, and when repairs are necessary, pavement cuts and excavation are necessary. When water and/or sewer line improvements are anticipated on a specific street, staff will attempt to schedule the street improvements for the next paving season once those water and/or sewer line improvements are complete.
The street program was developed after Xenia voters passed the 0.5 percent income tax increase in November 2010. The city pledged to spend a minimum of $500,000 annually for street improvements. Construction on the streets is expected to begin in the summer. Further details will be provided on the city’s website when the paving schedules are determined.
Also in conjunction with the street improvements, city crews will continue filling potholes on city streets. Residents should contact the Public Service Department at 937-376-7265 to report a pothole.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.