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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Beavercreek Stays Aggressive on Grant Applications

Projects Map Grants article 10.22.19

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) has recently circulated a request for new projects utilizing Federal FAST Act funding.  The project types that are eligible under the program are Surface Transportation Program (STP projects and Transportation Alternative (TA) projects.  Project Funding under these programs are awarded on a competitive basis, with funds being available as early as State Fiscal Year 2025 (July 2024) for standard STP and TA projects. 

After evaluating the requirements of the MVRPC funding programs and has generated a number of funding applications that should be eligible to submit to MVRPC for financial assistance in the categories described above.

The City has applied for six projects for funding.  Requesting over $2.7 million dollars of grant funds with a total project cost of $6.2 million dollars.  The City has remained aggressive on leveraging local tax dollars to continue to stretch local dollars to complete as much infrastructure repair as possible with the local funds. 

North Fairfield Road Resurfacing Project (Crossings BLVD to I-675)

This heavily traveled roadway needs repairs to the existing concrete pavement, the overlay of the existing concrete pavement with asphalt, the adjustment of catch basins to the new pavement grade, and the reconstruction of the existing median island.

            Grant Request $300,000                Total Cost $700,000

North Fairfield Road Resurfacing Project (Lakeview Dr. to Crossing Blvd.)

This project consists of the milling and resurfacing of North Fairfield Road from Lakeview Drive to Crossings Blvd. 

            Grant Request $500,000                Total Cost $1,700,000

North Fairfield Road Widening Project (Fairbrook Elementary to Plantation Place)

This project will widen the section of N. Fairfield road between Fairbrook Elementary School to Plantation Place to three (3) lanes to include a center turn lane with curb, gutter, and storm sewer and sidepath and pedestrian facilities. 

            Grant Request $972,600                Total Cost $2,200,000

Factory Road Bridge Widening Project (Factory Road over Little Beaver Creek)

The proposed widening will link the pedestrian / bicycle improvements planned by ODOT just to the South of the Bridge and the City project to the North of the Bridge.  The proposed project will widen the existing bridge to provide a bicycle and pedestrian link between these projects. 

            Grant Request $630,000                Total Cost $1,000,000

North Fairfield Road Sidepath Reconstruction project (Commons Blvd to Pentagon Blvd).

The project will reconstruct the deteriorated asphalt sidepath along the west side of N. Fairfield Road from Commons Blvd to Pentagon Blvd.  This reconstruction will reconstruct the asphalt path with a new concrete path. 

            Grant Request $231,000                Total Cost $425,000

Shakertown Road Sidepath Improvements Project (Autumn Leaf Dr. to Farmbrook Dr.).

The project would link several projects that the City of Beavercreek has completed over the last several years.  Providing pedestrian improvements to the portion of Shakertown Road between Autumn Leaf Drive and Ankeney Middle School.  The project would create a side path along Shakertown Road and install curb and drainage structures.

            Grant Request $120,000                Total Cost $250,000

            In May Beavercreek voters approved a 2 mill continuous renewal street levy that helps provide capital dollars necessary to continue aggressive grant applications and to fund local projects that are not grant fund eligible.  The 2 mill street levy generates funds dedicated to the general construction, reconstruction, resurfacing and repairs of streets, roads and bridges.

We will continue to stretch local dollars by continuing our aggressive grant applications for federal and state funds.  This levy is critical to our ability to address infrastructure.  The focus will be on the entire infrastructure of the street ensuring that we address this critical infrastructure.  “The City of Beavercreek is thankful for the continued support and partnership with our community” said Pete Landrum, City Manager.  The City should find out if any of the applications are successful early in 2020

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