Central Avenue Engineering Study
Central Avenue holds the highest traffic volume in Miamisburg, Ohio, with approximately 20,000 cars per day. The roadway was in substandard condition with broken sidewalks, aging utilities, and deficient roadway widths. Years of resurfacing had created a crowning effect on the existing roadway, and most of the drainage structures needed replacement. The existing water main was over 100 years old with many of the valve locations unknown, inoperable, or buried under existing pavement.
The project area included over 120 property owners, an active construction site for the renovation of an elementary school, RTA bus stops, three churches, a senior adult center, library, park, and a railroad crossing.
Barge Design Solutions was the design engineer responsible for plan preparation and opinion of probable construction costs for the reconstruction of approximately 0.94 miles of Central Avenue. Improvements included reconstruction and widening of the roadway to three lanes, a new sidewalk, curb, storm sewer, and street lighting. A subconsultant replaced three traffic signals within the project limits.
The team also added 3,110 feet of new water main to the project and worked with the City of Miamisburg to develop a new Valve Location Map to assist during construction.
Public participation was essential and included informational meetings, project handouts, notifications in the city newsletter, and face-to-face site meetings with residents.
The Barge Factor
With an office in Miamisburg, Barge Design Solutions had first-hand knowledge of the project site, understood the impact it has on the community and was committed to improving the quality of life.