On Monday, August 6 curb and driveway apron excavation will begin on the east side of Olentangy Blvd, starting at the south end of the street and working around the corner on the south side of Riverglen Drive to Falmouth Court. Driveways will not be accessible for a period of up to 10 days following the excavation, because there will be an open trench followed by wet concrete which needs several days to cure.
Residents on the east side of Olentangy will need to move their vehicles out of their driveways before Monday morning. Residents on the south side of Riverglen between Olentangy and Falmouth will need to move their vehicles before Wednesday morning. Street parking will not be possible on either side of Olentangy because of the heavy equipment operating in the area. Residents should plan to park on Melbourne, Southington, Frontenac, or elsewhere in the Village, or you may want to coordinate with a nearby neighbor to share their driveway (and reciprocate if possible when the time comes).
Going forward steel plates will be placed at regular intervals across the excavated trench so that everyone has a nearby pedestrian access point. Please contact Mayor Eric MacGilvray if you have a mobility or other issue that requires additional accommodation (e.g. a plate directly in front of your house), or if you know of a neighbor who does.
Please note that the curb and driveway excavation will create a sudden pavement drop of one to two feet at the edge of the street. The trench will be marked with cones, but please use caution when driving or walking in the area.
Curb and driveway apron excavation and installation will proceed through the rest of the Village over the next couple of months. As always, please visit the Construction Updates page for the latest information about the construction schedule and procedures. And as always thank you for your patience during the construction process.