City Infrastructure Projects
*** Splash Park is OPEN daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ***
Completion of a brand new Splash Park replacing the old Bronson Pool. This park includes many fun water features and a water labyrinth for toddlers, playground areas, tables and benches, and canopies. The splash house has been updated and provides restrooms and changing areas. New shelter house will be added on site in future years. The site is open to all and free of charge. Funded in part by the community through donations of all sizes – a true community effort!
Construction Start: early May 2018
Anticipated Completion: August 2018
Reconstruction of College Place from Clinton Street to Webster Street. Project will include new sidewalks and multi-use paths, lighting and storm water components. Funded through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program through Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) and Ohio EPA.
Construction Start: May 2018
Anticipated Completion: December 2018
Reconstruction of E. High Street from Clinton Street to SR 424. Project will include new sidewalk, lighting, street trees, storm water components, sewer rehabilitation, and the reconfiguration of the intersection at High and SR 424. Funded through Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) and local funds.
Third Street Streetscape (2018)
Construction start: May 2018 (after Lilac Festival)
Anticipated completion: July 31, 2018
Continuation of the downtown streetscape improvements along both sides of Third Street from Clinton Street to the alley between Clinton Street and Wayne Avenue. Funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Revolving Loan Funds (RLF).
Construction Start: July 2018
Anticipated Completion: October 2018
Riverfront stabilization projects along Pontiac Park and the Fort Grounds. Additional information can be found: http://landtolake.com/public-projects/pontiac-park/ Project funding provided by Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
In Summer 2018, renovations will begin at Holgate Avenue Park. Changes include new playground equipment, new landscaping and a new shelter house all in time for summer at the park!
** Intersection will close to traffic on July 23, 2018 for 30 days. **
Construction Start: July 2018
Anticipated Completion: Intersection will be open to traffic by the start of school 2018, weather permitting.
Completion of a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Palmer Drive and Jefferson Avenue. Funded through OPWC and local funds.
The Reservoir Nature Trail is located to the north of the Reservoir and will connect with the Canal Parkway Phase 1 Project, the walking trail around the reservoir. This new nature trail will be approximately 4200 feet of asphalt and boardwalk materials creating a multi-use path through the woods. This trail will be wheelchair friendly and will provide points of interest and overlook areas along the way. Funding sources include Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Agnes Street Reconstruction (2018)
Construction Start: early July 2018
Anticipated Completion: end of July 2018
Reconstruction of Agnes Street from Ottawa Avenue to Karnes Avenue. This is an economic development project to aid B & B Molded Products. Funded through Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Jobs and Commerce Division.
Geneva Boulevard (2018)
Construction Start: August 2018
Extension from Latchaw Drive to Olson Commercial Cold Storage. Funding provided jointly through Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Jobs & Commerce Division, Ohio Development Services (ODSA) Roadwork Development (629) funds, and Transportation Improvement District (TID) funds for Defiance County. This is an economic development project.
Latchaw Drive Sanitary Sewer Improvement (2018)
- information to come
Construction start: early 2019
Anticipated completion: 18 months
Complete reconstruction of the Clinton Street Bridge in downtown Defiance. The bridge will be widened and provide walking/biking paths and overlooks. The bridge will be completely shut down during construction. More details will be available once ODOT finalizes the schedule by the end of 2018.
Reconfiguration of a non-controlled intersection to address safety issues. Construction of a single-lane roundabout based on the recommendations of the Ottawa Avenue Feasibility Study completed by Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. in 2016. Funding through ODOT Safety Program and ODOT Small Cities Program.
Stakeholder Meeting Scheduled: August 16, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
When a Road Closure or Detour is needed.
Road closures or detours are generally needed when various infrastructure related construction is taking place in the public Right-of-Way to such an extent that the thru travel of the roadway is impaired. The roadway may be Closed or Closed to thru traffic.
If a road is signed Closed, it cannot be accessed.
If a road is signed Closed Local Traffic Only, or Closed to Thru Traffic, it can be accessed by the local residents or businesses and patrons to the businesses in the affected area. Thru traffic, however, is not allowed to use the roadway.
Below are maps of the current and future Road Closure / Detours and Areas Under Construction that are or will be in effect for the City of Defiance. The road closures and detours shown are only those that are planned as a result of capital improvement (construction) projects or known road related closures. (Unplanned road closures, such as emergency road repairs, accidents, or related closures needed by public or private entities such as Railroad, Telephone, Gas, or other entities may not be shown)