Annual Street Program
2018 Street Program
The City of Xenia has commenced its annual street repaving program after an extremely brutal winter that severely impacted the overall condition of streets and roads throughout Xenia.
Each year, the City of Xenia strives to allocate a minimum $500,000 annually to street repaving and repairs that eliminate potholes and eases debilitating roadway wear and tear due to weather and other extremes. The City typically spends more than that amount each year. This year, due in part to citizen concerns and the extremely challenging effects of the 2018 winter weather, Xenia City Council voted unanimously to add additional funding totaling $1.2 million dollars to mostly patch and repave the worst affected portions of thoroughfare streets in the City first. Including City funds and state and federal grants, it is expected the City will have allotted a total of $2.8 million dollars to repair of Xenia streets for calendar year 2018.
Portions of the streets being patched, repaired, or repaved (to include drive lanes only) include:
- Colorado Drive
- Dayton Avenue
- Allison Avenue
- West Second Street
- West Church Street
Also, the entire widths of North Galloway and Union Roads will be repaired.
The street repairs are expected to take a minimum of two weeks to complete.
In addition, Progress Drive and North and South Detroit Streets have undergone repaving over the past month.
In response to overall street conditions, Xenia City Council commissioned a Blue Ribbon Panel "Streets Solutions Committee" earlier this year to discuss ways to improve the condition of all Xenia's thoroughfares and neighborhood streets. The Committee has recommended several methods to Council to fund Xenia street repairs after learning that it would cost more than $30 million dollars to bring all streets up to an average acceptable condition.
Annual Street Program
The City of Xenia maintains a rotating Annual Street Program intended to fix and repair City streets. The City established this program following passage of a 0.5% income tax increase in 2010. The program fulfills a promise made to Xenia taxpayers during the tax levy campaign to invest at least $500,000 annually to fix our streets.
The City has exceeded this goal, having spent well in excess of $500,000 per year on street rehabilitation since 2011. Most of the City's street dollars go to maintenance and resurfacing of neighborhood streets. Remaining local street funds serve as a local match for thoroughfare rehabilitation and safety improvements that are primarily funded by State/Federal grants.
Work Completed Since 2011
- Total local dollars spent to date: $6.8 million
- Lane-miles rehabilitated: 72
- Streets rehabilitated: Click on map/list to the right.
Streets Rehabilitated in 2017
- Weaver St. (N. Detroit St. to Sutton Dr.)
Rockwell Dr. (W. Second St. to Buckskin Trl.) Portsmouth Ave. (Salem Ln. to Amsterdam Dr.) Tennessee Dr. (Colorado Dr. to New Mexico Dr.) Joyce Dr. (Country Club Dr. to Wilson Dr.) Monroe Ct. (N. Monroe St.to Cul-de-sac) Glover Dr. (Omard Dr. to E. Richard Dr.) Orient Ave. (S. Monroe St. to S. Columbus St.) Alley (Lexington Ave. to N. Patton St.) Bellbrook Ave. (Colorado Dr. to Maumee Dr.) Hospitality/W. Main intersection
Street Selection Criteria
The City considers and weighs all of the following criteria in developing the annual list of streets to be rehabilitated.
- Pavement Condition Index: Periodic, systematic evaluation of the condition of every City street. Streets should have an average index of less than 30. Additionally, City staff compare the PCI score with actual, observed conditions.
- Even coverage: All quadrants of the City should be addressed.
- Underground Infrastructure: Conditions of water and sewer lines are considered as well. If a street must be torn up to fix water or sewer lines, it should be resurfaced at the same time. This economizes on resources by avoiding the need to tear up a street twice.
- Economic Development Impact/Opportunity: Streets enable economic growth. A rehabilitation project will be considered if it facilitates additional growth in jobs and amenities, which can in turn improve local residents' quality of life and revenues available for City services.