Capital Improvement Projects
Capital Improvement Projects
The City of Canal Winchester performs multiple capital improvement projects each year. Capital projects include improvements to our infrastructure such as the transportation network, water distribution system, storm water drainage system, waste water collection system, water treatment facilities, water reclamation facilities, parks improvements and building maintenance. These projects are investments in our community that help maintain the quality of life, safety and economic well being that the citizens and businesses of Canal Winchester have come to enjoy.
5 Year Capital Improvement Project Planning
The City of Canal Winchester establishes a five year planning document for capital improvements. As improvement and maintenance needs are identified they are included in the planning matrix. Cost estimates, potential funding sources, and time frames are identified to aid in the planning and budgeting efforts necessary to pursue these significant projects. The 5 Year CIP plan is a dynamic living document and is updated and revised on an annual basis in an effort to best address the City’s infrastructure needs in the most responsible and efficient manner possible.
2021 Pavement Rejuvenation
A pavement rejuvenator, Reclamite, will be applied to some pavements to replenish the surface of the asphalt to help it resist surface deterioration due to weather conditions.
The application process is simple and quick. After spraying the roadway with the liquid material, a small amount of sand is applied to maintain friction on the roadway until the liquid is absorbed by the asphalt. The following day the sand is swept up with a street sweeper.
The liquid may be tracked onto driveways and side streets, however, it wears off in a week or so leaving no trace.
The City of Canal Winchester utilizes a combination of resurfacing, pavement repairs and rejuvenation to deliver an efficient and cost-effective street program. This year approximately $800,000 will be reinvested into our roadway infrastructure through the program.
The first phase of the development of McGill Park is currently being planned with the first work starting in the spring of 2021. The initial project will extend water and sewer facilities to the park site. Phase 1 of the park development will begin later in the spring and will include the roadways, paths and parking improvements; playground; shelter buildings and soccer fields. As a separate project, an asphalt trail will be constructed along the Walnut Creek corridor from the new park to the Bergstresser-Dietz covered bridge on Washington St.
The City obtained a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the park development and a Clean Ohio Trail Grant for the trail.
The Gender Rd., Phase 5 Improvements will include traffic signal upgrades and turn lane improvements at the Canal St. intersection, an additional turn lane at Winchester Blvd., additional street lighting and bike path improvements. For more information click the link below:
Below are links to the funding application for this project:
The City purchased the existing building at 45 E. Waterloo St. in February 2020 with the intent of converting the structure into the City's new municipal offices, Community Center and a tenant space, currently being looked at by the Columbus Metropolitan Library.. The initial design was developed in 2020 with final design and construction anticipated to occur in 2021. Click on the link below to see the design development plan and renderings presented at the August 31, 2020 Public Presentation.