Archbold Village Council approved advertising for bids for reconstruction of three streets in the southwest quadrant during its Monday, Feb. 6 meeting.
The plan calls for the complete reconstruction of N. Buehrer Street from West Lugbill Road to Burke Street, Schlatter Street from Lindau Street to South Defiance Street, and Burke from North Buehrer to South Defiance Street.
Sidewalks will be constructed. One will be built on the east side of North Buehrer from West Lugbill to Burke, and on both sides of Burke and Schlatter streets.
The reconstruction project will also remedy a problem with sanitary sewers in a portion of the neighborhood.
Homes on the south side of Burke Street and north of Schlatter Street are served by a sanitary sewer that runs behind the houses.
Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, told council members the sewer lines are not very deep underground, which has caused problems with basement flooding.
The lines also are said to have leaky joints, and in some cases are blocked or partially blocked by tree roots.
There also is a problem with storm water ponding in the area. Howell told council the issue will also be addressed.
Howell told council members the estimated cost of the project is $975,000.
The village has received $250,000 in grant money from the State of Ohio to assist with the project.
The project will include a temporary road.
Burke and Schlatter streets dead-end to the west. The temporary road will connect the two streets with a slight curve.
Howell said the temporary road is necessary because without it, some houses on the west end of Burke Street will be inaccessible to automobiles during part of the construction project.
The road will be built from “grindings”– material removed from the streets being rebuilt by the contractor.
After the project is completed, it will remain in place, but barricaded until the 2013 construction season, when it will be needed for the reconstruction of Lindau Street.
After the 2013 season, the road will be removed.
When the roads are reconstructed, plans call for the streets to be completely excavated, meaning both the current pavement and the stone road base will be excavated.
A new stone base will be laid, followed by pavement.
The new streets will be 24 feet wide, with concrete curbs and gutters.