City of Sylvania
Mayor's Message, February 12, 2020



"2020 Capital Improvements" 

Mayor Craig Stough

City of Sylvania Mayor,
Craig A. Stough

The days are getting longer and the temperatures will soon be getting warmer. That means the 2020 street construction season will be getting underway, and the City of Sylvania has several capital improvement projects planned. Some are being financed in part by State of Ohio grant funds and in cooperation with Lucas County. All will be publicly bid or utilize State of Ohio prebid term prices to take advantage of the competitive prices available. No tax increases or property owner assessments will be made. All of these projects will improve Sylvania and help keep our community one of the best places to live and work in northwest Ohio.

The City of Sylvania will continue its residential street pavement improvements, this year with resurfacing in the Brookfield Estates subdivision and Corregidor Drive with $300,000 budgeted. In addition, Todd Street will be reconstructed between Williamsburg and Appomattox Drive at a cost of $78,000. 

Also scheduled this year is a resumption of our microsurfacing program of residential streets at a cost of approximately $165,000. Work will be done in the Elden's Ranch View Subdivision, Eagle Trace Subdivision and on Chestnut Drive, Elliot Drive, Maple Drive and Roan Road. 

In conjunction with the Lucas County Engineer, resurfacing will be done of portions of Brint, Centennial, King and Sylvania-Metamora. Estimated cost is $1,100,000, with the City's portion being $414,000. 

Engineering for future street improvements is also underway for Maplewood between Main Street and the railroad tracks in 2021, Harroun/Monroe Safety improvements in 2022 and Silica/Monroe intersection improvements and Silica Road bridge replacement in 2023. US 23 intersection improvements are currently being planned and funding sought for 2025. 

In addition to street improvement projects, City of Sylvania Capital improvement funds are also being used for these improvements and maintenance projects this year: 

  • Cushman Road Water Main Replacement & Resurfacing – estimated cost of $518,000

  • City Hall Roof Replacement – estimated cost of $135,000

  • Harroun Park Bioretention & Stream Restoration – estimated cost of $241,000,  utilizing a $216,000 EPA grant

  • Wayfinding Sign Refurbishing – estimated cost of $50,000 SOMO site and retaining wall improvements – utilizing a $500,000 state grant 


We will work with the contractors to complete these improvements quickly and efficiently and reduce inconvenience to our residents. We appreciate your patience as the projects proceed this coming construction season. 

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