What hours are contractors allowed to work in the City of Westerville?
Normal work hours are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. During the summer, contractors occasionally work 7:00 am to 1/2 hr after dusk. Sometimes Saturday work is scheduled. Sunday work is also considered on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the City Manager.
Will traffic be maintained during construction?
Traffic maintenance is considered on a case-by-case basis. Roads which are closed during construction are usually predetermined with a detailed detour plan.
The construction contractor drove over my drive apron/sidewalk/lawn area and caused damage. What should I do?
Before beginning construction, the contractor is required to videotape the project location. This documents the condition of the site prior to work and is done for the contractor's protection as well as the protection of adjacent and nearby property owners. If you have a damage claim after any work is performed, the contractor and the City will review the videotape. If the damage is related to construction, the contractor bears the responsibility for repairing the damage. For more information, call the Engineering Division at 901-6650.
Can I park in the construction zone during construction?
During normal work hours, parking is prohibited in the construction zone; however, residents may park in a construction zone after work has stopped for the evening or on weekends, provided Saturday work is not ongoing. Any vehicles parking in a construction zone must vacate the work zone before work begins the following morning.
Will I have access to my driveway during construction?
Driveways are kept open during construction except when new curb and drive aprons are being installed. During the concrete "cure time" a driveway will be out of service for approximately five to seven working days.
Will I ever be without water service to my house during construction?
Water service is maintained throughout the duration of a project except when:
1) A new water line is being installed and a planned "switch over" to the new water line is required (should this be the case residents will be notified a day in advance that their water service will be interrupted for up to two hours); or
2) Water lines are accidentally "hit" during construction and require repairs.
How do I check the progress on road construction projects within the City of Westerville?
Road construction updates are posted on the website or you may call the Engineering Division at 901-6650.