Celina Main Street Reconstruction Project
Friday, October 29th, 2010
Celina Utility workers install two temporary poles for the street light at Main and Market.
A chalk line is snapped to guide the painting of lines for parking spaces and lane markers.
With the temporary street light installed, the road painted, Main Street is again open to traffic.
One more view of an open Main Street.
Reconstruction of six blocks of Celina's Main Street began August 9, 2010. Smith Paving & Excavating Inc., Norwalk, was awarded the $3.237 million contract by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Celina's expected contribution is $1.35 million in addition to a $356,500 Ohio Public Works Commission grant the city secured. ODOT is funding the remainder of the project. A final top coat of asphalt will be applied to the entire project in the summer of 2011. In a separately bid project, water lines were replaced under Main Street in the spring of 2010.
The project will be completed in phases. The current plan is to work on the three blocks from Foulton Street to Fayette Street beginning in August until November 5th. The second phase will see work on the three blocks from Fayette Street to Lake Shore Drive beginning in March 2011. Downtown business will remain accessible except for a brief window when new concrete sidewalks are poured. See the map of Celina's downtown for alternative parking lots. Further information on downtown businesses or the City of Celina.