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Posted on: September 20, 2023

West Union Street Improvements Project

The City of Athens has awarded the West Union Street Improvements Project to Shelly and Sands, Incorporated.

The project includes the reconstruction of West Union Street between 603 West Union Street and the Shafer Street intersection.  The improvements include City-owned utility replacements (water and storm sewer), replacement of curb and sidewalks, construction of a multi-use path, and resurfacing the street with asphalt. The project also includes the construction of an extension of Herrold Avenue to West State Street.

 An exhibit of the project can be found on the City’s website:

 The project will be managed in phases, and during each phase the Contractor will maintain residential, business, pedestrian, and emergency traffic.

  •  Phase 1 includes the construction of the Herrold Avenue extension, and construction is expected to begin the week of September 25, 2023.   The work in this phase includes construction between 9 Herrold Avenue and West State Street. Traffic will be managed by flagging on Herrold Avenue, when necessary. 
  • Phases 2 – 5 include the installation of water and storm sewer utilities, the installation/replacement of curb and sidewalk on West Union Street, the installation of the multi-use path, the completion of Herrold Avenue (between 9 Herrold Avenue and West Union Street), and the resurfacing of West Union Street. 

As part of this project, the Contractor will be employing a Community Liaison to assist with Maintenance of Traffic, and the coordination of driveway and utility work. 

Questions or concerns may be directed to the City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Department, 740-593-7636.  


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