2009 Projects: A Year in Review
As winter sets in over northeast Ohio, we here in the Engineering Department like to step back and review what we were able to accomplish over the past year. By doing so, we are able to take pride in what went well, as well as identify areas where we can improve in 2010.
So, what have we accomplished in 2009? To alleviate flooding concerns and reduce the risk to residents’ personal property, we completed the storm sewer, retention basin, and roadway reconstruction projects at 30th Street NE, 49th Street/Gardendale Street NE, and 25th Street NE. These projects will ensure that storm water is handled safely and efficiently during our wettest seasons, and hopefully allow residents to sleep more comfortably during those big summer thunderstorms.
Additionally, with the support of the Canton Chamber of Commerce and local property owners, we constructed several streetscape projects downtown and throughout the City. We also paved about 1.4 million dollars’ worth Canton’s roads as part of approximately $7.5 million invested overall in local infrastructure – most of which came in the form of grants from non-City taxpayer sources.
All in all, 2009 has been a very successful year. We look forward to continuing these successes in 2010 and will continuously evaluate our organization, priorities, and processes so we can be even more efficient with taxpayer’s dollars during these tough economic times.