Defiance’s annual street paving program will begin on Tuesday.

The list of streets to be resurfaced by Ward Construction, Leipsic, includes Koerber Drive; Cleveland Avenue, from Greenler Road to near Ottawa Avenue; Greenler Road, between Cleveland and Jefferson avenues; the Hopkins Street bridge’s east approach; and Davidson Street.

The work will continue through Aug. 9, weather permitting, according to the city’s engineering department.

Traffic will be maintained and streets will be accessible during the work, although there may be delays, officials indicated.

Meanwhile, the intersection of Davidson and South Clinton streets is planned to close from Aug. 5-9 for work on the brick portion of street there. However, the remainder of Davidson will stay open, according to the city.

Also planned this year are chip/seal projects — which seal streets with liquid asphalt and crushed stone — on Mayo Drive, between Bassard and Glenwood drives; and Darbyshire Drive, from Glenwood Drive south approximately 580 feet.

This will be handled in a separate contract costing, perhaps, $11,000-$12,000, according to Finance Director John Lehner, although the start date has not been determined.

That expenditure will not require city council’s approval because it is under the spending threshold requiring such action.

A section of either Main Street or Prospect Street will be used as a “test” location for chip/seal work, according to Engineer Melinda Warner, to determine whether too much small stone used in the process will travel down curbs there and enter catch basins. This will be studied over a period of time before a determination is made about future work, she indicated.

If the test is favorable, more streets may receive the treatment in the future as it is less expensive than paving.

Also this year, the city will seal portions of some streets with a mastic treatment to extend their life. When completed, the mastic treatment looks like a coat of black paint.

This work is scheduled to begin on July 30 and be completed by Aug. 16, according to city engineering technician Dave Pracht.

The cost for the contract with Strawser Construction Inc., Columbus, is $113,435.76.

The list of streets slated for mastic treatment include: Don Miller Drive, from South Clinton Street to Wayne Avenue; Latty Street, from Downs to Williams streets, Wilhelm Street, from Downs to Williams streets; Grove Street, from Downs to Williams streets; Bouton Avenue, from South Clinton Street to Wayne Avenue; Dotterer Street, from South Clinton Street to Jackson Avenue; Corwin Street, from Adams Street to Johnson Circle; Burning Tree Drive, from East River Drive to the cul-de-sac; Quail Hollow Court, from Burning Tree Drive to the cul-de-sac; Candlewood Court, from Deerwood Drive to the cul-de-sac; Bristow Court, from Candlewood Court to the cul-de-sac; Powell View Drive, from Cleveland Avenue to the cul-de-sac; Terrace Drive, from Cleveland Avenue to Powell View Drive; Melody Lane, from Powell View Drive to the cul-de-sac; Catalina Drive, from Powell View Drive to Terrace Drive; Ravine Avenue, from the railroad tracks to Columbus Avenue; Hees Court, from Ravine Avenue to the curve; and Circle Drive.

Several streets in the neighborhood of Ralston and Carter avenues also will be repaved following an upcoming sewer separation project in that area.

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