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ODOT Western Ohio Current Construction: May 29 – June 4, 2017

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 No Comments

 

The following closures are currently in effect for the week of May 29 – June 4, 2017:

Champaign County
• SR 54 between SR 4 and Brigner Road, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 55 between Elm Tree Road and Edgewood Avenue, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• US 36 between SR 814 and McMahill Road, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 296 between SR 29 and SR 814, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• US 36 between Berwick Drive and Dugan Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 10th – July 10th. The official detour is: SR 814 to SR 296 to US 68

Clark County
• SR 565 between SR 29 and Houston Pike, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• I-70 at I-675 overpass, Daily lane closures April 25th – May 26th between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. Two 12’ lanes will remain open in each direction.
• I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE April 19th – October 31st. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north
• I-675 north over I-70, Traffic Pattern Switch. The two lanes of northbound traffic are shifted to the southbound side just south of the overpass. Two northbound lanes will be open. * Once over the bridge, the right lane will be an exit only for I-675 north to I-70 west. The left north bound lane will be for thru traffic to Spangler Road.
• I-70 west near I-675, Lane width restrictions April 5th – October 31st. The roadway will be restricted to 22’ in this area.

Darke County
• SR 571 between US 36 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 25th – June 2nd. The official detour is: US 36 to US 127 to SR 49 to SR 721
• US 36 between US 127 and SR 48, Lane closures April 24th – June 30th. One lane will remain open at all times for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 121 between Arnold Street and Fairview Avenue, Daily lane closures April 24th – September 1st between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 721 between US 36 and Covington-Gettysburg Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE March 20th – June 3rd. The official detour is: US 36 to SR 48 to SR 718

Logan County
• SR 366 between Township Road 94 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.
• SR 368 between SR 366 and the county line, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane of traffic will remain open through the use of flaggers.
• SR 117 between SR 235 and SR 274, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane of traffic will remain open through the use of flaggers.
• US 68 between TR 219 and CR 103, Lane closures April 10th – June 30th. One lane will remain open at all times for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

Mercer County
• US 33 at US 127, Intermittent lane closures May 22nd – September 15th between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
• SR 707 between Indiana State line and US 33, Daily lane closures April 21st – July 24th between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
• SR 49 between Strable Road and US 33, Daily lane closures April 21st – July 24th between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Miami County
• I-75 between CR 25A (Piqua) and US 36, Nightly lane closures May 30th – June 10th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
• Piqua-Troy Road between Statler Road and Eldean Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 12th – October 12th. The official detour is: Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson to CR 25A to Eldean Road to Piqua -Troy Road or Piqua-Troy Road to West Peterson to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road to Piqua-Troy Road
• SR 202 between Ross Road and US 40, ROAD CLOSURE May 22nd -31st. The official detour is: US 40 to I-75 to SR 571 to SR 202
• I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Shoulder closures April 11th – October 31st.
• I-75 between CR 25A (Piqua) and US 36, Lane width restrictions September 12th – June 15th of 2017. Lanes are restricted to 12 feet. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.
• Statler Road between Cromes Drive and Free Road, ROAD CLOSURE September 13th – June 15th, 2017. The official detour is: Cromes Drive/Looney Road to US 36 to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road.

Montgomery County
• SR 741 at Austin Boulevard, Intermittent lane closures and construction work May 22nd – August 25th. All lanes will remain open (aside from brief lane closures in May).
• Bridgewater Road between Taylorsville Road and US 40, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 15TH – September 12th. The official detour is: Bridgewater Road to Taylorsville Road to Rip Rap Road to Little York Road to Brown School Road to US 40
• I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, Nightly lane closures May 15th – June 6th between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 9 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
• SR 202 between Troy Villa Boulevard and Chesam Drive, Traffic pattern shift May 15th – July 21st. All southbound traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of SR 202. There will be one southbound lane and one northbound lane operating on the northbound side of SR 202.
• Ludlow Street Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE May 12th – August 9th. The official detour is: Washington Street to US 35 west
• I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, SHOULDER CLOSURE May 8th – September 12th. Both the inside and outside shoulders will be closed for road work. Road will be open.
• I-75 south near Main Street, Lane closure May 1st – 26th. Two southbound lanes will remain open.
• US 35 east Ramp to Perry Street, RAMP CLOSURE April 1st – May 30th. The official detour is: US 35 east to Jefferson Street to South Patterson Blvd. to Stout Street to Perry Street
• I-70 between Airport Access Road and Taywood Road, Lane closures April 3rd – June 30th. Two lane will remain open at all times.
• I-75 north/Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28th – September 23rd. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H McGee Blvd. to US 35 east
• I-75 south Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE January 9th – September 30th. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to US 35 west
• SR 49 south between Brookville-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, Lane closures November 28th through May 31st. One southbound lane will remain open at all times.

Shelby County
• Amsterdam Road between CR 25A (Sidney) and Heiland Kies Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 15th – August 15th. The official detour is: Amsterdam Road to CR 25A to SR 274 to Heiland Kies Road to Amsterdam Road

UPCOMING CLOSURES:
• Darke – US 127 between US 36 and Kruckeberg Road, Daily lane closures June 5th – August 25th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
• Champaign- US 36 between Bollinger Road and Edgewood Avenue, Daily lane closures June 12th – August 31st between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• Mercer – US 127 between SR 705 and SR 219, Daily lane closures June 19th – July 31st between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

ODOT closures focus on Interstate, US and State routes. For information on local roads you will need to contact the county, city or township where the road is located. Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. All work is weather permitting. Safety is a top priority at ODOT. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

 

 

Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society June Program – House Genealogy: A Resource Guide to Your Home’s History

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 No Comments

 

MCHGS June Program – House Genealogy: A Resource Guide to Your Home’s History

 

The Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society invites you to it’s June program, House Genealogy: A Resource Guide to Your Home’s History. The program will be presented by Dana Bogart Cress, a member of the AmeriCorps/Ohio History Service Corps, who will show you how to research the history of your home. Dana, who has her Master of Arts in History, is currently working on a project in our area, documenting selected properties to record the historical information for residents, researchers and historians to use. The program is free, open to the public with no reservations required and will be Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua, OH, Louis Room at 6:30pm-8pm. For more information contact Stephanie Winchester at 937-307-7142.

 

 

City of Piqua Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 No Comments

 

 

Piqua City offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, to allow city employees to observe Memorial Day.

Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Monday, May 29, 2017.

Monday through Friday collections will be one day late with pick up on Saturday, June 3, 2017, for Friday’s collection.

The City urges all customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick-ups the following day.

 

Surplus Item for Sale: 2007 Grasshopper Front Mount Mower

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 No Comments

 

Surplus Item for Sale: 2007 Grasshopper Front Mount Mower to be sold via Gov Deals.  Click here for additional information.

 

 

 

 

 

Scheduled Street Closing: Greene Street From June 1 – 4, 2017

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 No Comments

 

Greene Street (Between Broadway & Franklin) is scheduled to be closed from June 1, 2017 through June 4, 2017.

 

 

ODOT Western Ohio Current Construction: May 22 – 28, 2017

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 No Comments

 

The following closures are currently in effect for the week of May 22 – 28, 2017:

Champaign County
• SR 54 between SR 4 and Brigner Road, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 55 between Elm Tree Road and Edgewood Avenue, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• US 36 between SR 814 and McMahill Road, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 296 between SR 29 and SR 814, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• US 36 between Berwick Drive and Dugan Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 10th – July 10th. The official detour is: SR 814 to SR 296 to US 68

Clark County
• SR 565 between SR 29 and Houston Pike, Daily lane closures May 22nd – September 30th between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 56 at Silvers Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 22nd -26th. The official detour is: SR 4 to SR 29 to SR 187 to SR 56
• I-70 at I-675 overpass, Daily lane closures April 25th – May 23rd between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. Two 12’ lanes will remain open in each direction.
• I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE April 19th – October 31st. The official detour is: I-675 to SR 444 to I-675 north
• I-675 north over I-70, Traffic Pattern Switch. The two lanes of northbound traffic are shifted to the southbound side just south of the overpass. Two northbound lanes will be open. * Once over the bridge, the right lane will be an exit only for I-675 north to I-70 west. The left north bound lane will be for thru traffic to Spangler Road.
• I-70 west near I-675, Lane width restrictions April 5th – October 31st. The roadway will be restricted to 22’ in this area.

Darke County
• SR 571 between US 36 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 25th – June 2nd. The official detour is: US 36 to US 127 to SR 49 to SR 721
• US 36 between US 127 and SR 48, Lane closures April 24th – June 30th. One lane will remain open at all times for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 121 between Arnold Street and Fairview Avenue, Daily lane closures April 24th – September 1st between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
• SR 721 between US 36 and Covington-Gettysburg Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE March 20th – June 3rd. The official detour is: US 36 to SR 48 to SR 718
• SR 571 between Culbertson Road and Harzell Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE March 9th – May 23rd. The official detour is: US 36 to US 127 to SR 49 to SR 721

Logan County
• SR 366 between Township Road 94 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.
• SR 368 between SR 366 and the county line, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane of traffic will remain open through the use of flaggers.
• SR 117 between SR 235 and SR 274, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane of traffic will remain open through the use of flaggers.
• US 68 between TR 219 and CR 103, Lane closures April 10th – June 30th. One lane will remain open at all times for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

Mercer County
• US 33 at US 127, Intermittent lane closures May 22nd – September 15th between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
• SR 707 between Indiana State line and US 33, Daily lane closures April 21st – July 24th between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
• SR 49 between Strable Road and US 33, Daily lane closures April 21st – July 24th between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Miami County
• SR 202 between Ross Road and US 40, ROAD CLOSURE May 22nd -31st. The official detour is: US 40 to I-75 to SR 571 to SR 202
• I-75 between CR 25A (Troy) and US 36, Shoulder closures April 11th – October 31st.
• I-75 between CR 25A (Piqua) and US 36, Lane width restrictions September 12th – June 15th of 2017. Lanes are restricted to 12 feet. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.
• Statler Road between Cromes Drive and Free Road, ROAD CLOSURE September 13th – June 15th, 2017. The official detour is: Cromes Drive/Looney Road to US 36 to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road.

Montgomery County
• Albany Street between Kirkham Street and Campbell Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 22nd – 23rd. The official detour is: Kirkham to Stewart to Campbell
• I-70 east between Airport Access Road and North Dixie Drive, Overnight lane closures May 24th at 10 pm – May 25th at 6 am. One eastbound lane will remain open.
• I-70 west between I-75 and North Dixie Drive, INTERMITTENT ROAD CLOSURES May 23rd at 10 pm – May 24th at 6 am. These closures will be brief, lasting approximately 15 minutes.
• I-75 north Ramp to I-70 west, BRIEF INTERMITTENT RAMP CLOSURES May 23rd at 10 pm – May 24th at 6 am. These closures will only last about 15 minutes.
• I-75 south Ramp to I-70 west, BRIEF INTERMITTENT RAMP CLOSURES May 23rd at 10 pm – May 24th at 6 am. These closures will only last about 15 minutes.
• SR 741 at Austin Boulevard, Intermittent lane closures and construction work May 22nd – August 25th. All lanes will remain open (aside from brief lane closures in May).
• I-75 south Ramp to Northwoods Boulevard, RAMP CLOSURE May 25th between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. The official detour is: I-75 south to US 40 to I-75 north to Northwoods Boulevard
• Bridgewater Road between Taylorsville Road and US 40, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 15TH – September 12th. The official detour is: Bridgewater Road to Taylorsville Road to Rip Rap Road to Little York Road to Brown School Road to US 40
• I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, Nightly lane closures May 15th – June 6th between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 9 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
• SR 202 between Troy Villa Boulevard and Chesam Drive, Traffic pattern shift May 15th – July 21st. All southbound traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of SR 202. There will be one southbound lane and one northbound lane operating on the northbound side of SR 202.
• Ludlow Street Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE May 12th – August 9th. The official detour is: Washington Street to US 35 west
• I-70 between I-75 and SR 202, SHOULDER CLOSURE May 8th – September 12th. Both the inside and outside shoulders will be closed for road work. Road will be open.
• I-75 south near Main Street, Lane closure May 1st – 26th. Two southbound lanes will remain open.
• US 35 east Ramp to Perry Street, RAMP CLOSURE April 1st – May 30th. The official detour is: US 35 east to Jefferson Street to South Patterson Blvd. to Stout Street to Perry Street
• I-70 between Airport Access Road and Taywood Road, Lane closures April 3rd – June 30th. Two lane will remain open at all times.
• I-75 north/Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28th – September 23rd. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H McGee Blvd. to US 35 east
• I-75 south Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE January 9th – September 30th. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to US 35 west
• SR 49 south between Brookville-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, Lane closures November 28th through May 31st. One southbound lane will remain open at all times.

Shelby County
• Amsterdam Road between CR 25A (Sidney) and Heiland Kies Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 15th – August 15th. The official detour is: Amsterdam Road to CR 25A to SR 274 to Heiland Kies Road to Amsterdam Road
• SR 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 24th – May 23rd. The official detour is: SR 47 to I-75 to SR 29 to SR 705

UPCOMING CLOSURES:
• Mercer County – US 127 between SR 705 and SR 219, Daily lane closures June 19th – July 31st between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

ODOT closures focus on Interstate, US and State routes. For information on local roads you will need to contact the county, city or township where the road is located. Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. All work is weather permitting. Safety is a top priority at ODOT. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.
 

May Energy Board Meeting Canceled

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 No Comments

 

The regular scheduled Piqua City Energy Board meeting on May 23, 2017 has been canceled due to no business.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be held on June 27, 2017.

 

 

City of Piqua Recognized as a Playful City by Playful City USA

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 No Comments

 

Playground Equipment at Kiwanis Park

 

The City of Piqua has been honored as a Playful City by Playful City USA for the 5th consecutive year!

Playful City USA recognizes cities and towns across the country for putting kids and families first. Providing the tools for kids to play, learn, grow and increase life skills important during development. Through Playful City USA, national non-profit KaBOOM! has recognized 258 Playful City USA communities for transforming public spaces to be more interactive and playful. The City of Piqua is proud to be one of the two cities recognized in Ohio.

Not only does Playful City USA honor cities for being economically competitive, but for providing that Quality of Life to attract and retain families. Studies show that now more than ever, families are looking for homes and neighborhoods with safe walkable streets that are close to trails and spaces to play in. The City of Piqua is proud of the Quality of Life that is provided through our continuous efforts to be an active living community. With projects being developed through our marketing campaign, Imagine Piqua, our city is able to enhance the use of our parks, trails, and recreation centers.

For more information on projects the City of Piqua is working on click here.

 

Kids to Parks Day – May 20, 2017

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 No Comments

 

Proclamation Designating May 20, 2017 as “Kids to Parks Day”

 

Check out the mayoral proclamation designating May 20, 2017 as “Kids in Parks Day”.

City of Piqua Names Human Resources Director

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 No Comments

 

Catherine M. Bogan

The City of Piqua has named Catherine M. Bogan as the new director for the City of Piqua Department of Human Resources. Bogan comes to Piqua with 20 years of extensive experience in public sector and not-for-profit environments.

“We are very happy and very fortunate to have Catherine join our Piqua Team. She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and public sector experience and will be a tremendous asset to our organization,” stated City Manager, Gary Huff.

Previously, Bogan worked as Human Resources Manager for the Montgomery County Stillwater Center, where she provided oversight to all human resources activity while working collaboratively with the executive team on policy and procedure development and fiscal management. She also administered labor contracts for AFSCME Full-time, AFSCME Part-time and SEIU bargaining units while issuing decisions and recommendations on all disciplinary matters.

She has also served as Labor and Employee Relations Representative for Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners and has experience working for Montgomery County Children Services Division, Generations, Inc. and the City of Athens, Ohio.

“I’m so honored to be joining an outstanding team at the City of Piqua. It’s very clear that great things are happening throughout the city and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the on-going success of this community,” said Catherine Bogan.

Bogan is currently working through the National Public Employees Labor Relations Associations to get her certification as a Certified Labor Relations Professional.

At the City of Piqua Bogan will be responsible for directing, planning, organizing and supervising central personnel management programs and activities including recruitment, selection, orientation, classification, pay, rules and regulations, performance evaluations, fringe benefits, and maintenance of personnel records. She will also work with the City Manager, department heads and other City officials in developing and applying rules, procedures, and policies.

“As the Director of Human Resources, I will actively support and uphold the innovative projects and initiatives that enhance the Quality of Life for the Piqua citizens. The Quality of Work-Life for the City employees is also important to me, as these are the folks who are working hard to ensure that Piqua is a city that we are all proud to be a part of,” stated Bogan.

Catherine and her husband, Tristan, reside in St. Paris with their daughter Madeline. She will be starting with the City of Piqua on May 26, 2017.

 

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