TIFFIN — Beginning Monday, Aug. 31, Jefferson Street will be closed to through traffic between East Market Street and East Perry Street due to construction work on the Jefferson Street Streetscape Project.
The closure is anticipated to last one month. The Tiffin-Seneca Farmers Market, which has been held at this area, will be moved to South Washington Street between Market and Perry streets.
The streetscaping project will include new curb and sidewalks, decorative stamped concrete between the sidewalk and curb, stamped concrete crosswalks, decorative light poles, signage, trees, and streetscaping furniture including but not limited to trash cans, bike racks, planters, hanging baskets.
The project also includes the resurfacing and striping of Jefferson Street and the resurfacing of the alley to the north of National Corner and the Frost-Kalnow Amphitheater on the East Green and to the east of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.
The project was awarded to Norwalk-based Smith Paving & Excavating.
The projected is funded through a $300,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which provided some administrative services. The City Engineer’s office designed and will manage the construction administration and inspection for this project. By doing so and not using consultants, the City of Tiffin was able to maximize the grant dollars for this project.
The Downtown Tiffin Design Committee provided input on the streetscaping items and helped to coordinate with the City Engineer’s Office the project’s priority.
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz commented, “I’m so proud to see that this project is moving forward. Thank you to City Engineer Matt Watson and his office for maximizing this grant funding and ultimately improving the look of Downtown Tiffin.”