City of Ashland Paving Project

City of Ashland Pavement Condition Ratings 2018

Streets in the City of Ashland 

The Streets in the City of Ashland are showing much improvement after the 2017 Paving Project. In November 2016, the citizens of Ashland passed an income tax increase of 0.25% to generate additional funding to repave streets in the city. The 0.25% income tax increase generates approximately $1.4 million a year.  The City borrowed $3 million so we could get started right away rather than wait to collect the revenue.  Approximately $1 million will be available in year 2 and $1.4 million each year the last 3 years.  The extra $200,000 will be made up from County Permissive Tax Funds.  In addition to City of Ashland paving, ODOT will be paving Center, Cottage, and East Main Street (US-42/US-250 to Claremont) in 2019 and the US-250 bypass in 2020.  

The Paving Project is the result of that funding. In 2017, the project paved approximately 26.5 lane miles at a cost of just over $2 million. Approximately $1 million will still be available for next year's paving project, which will include Claremont Avenue.  The city officials are working on putting together a plan for approval and public input early next year, with the goal of bidding the project out in February to allow for an early start when the weather allows.

The above map shows the condition of the streets resulting from the paving after the passage of the levy. Thank you, Residents of Ashland, for passing the levy. And thank you for your patience throughout the process!



2017 Paving Project Updates

Nov. 9, 2017 - The Paving Project for 2017 is now finished! The Paving Project will resume in the spring/summer of 2018 as the weather allows and when preparations are completed. 

Final Phase for 2017 Paving 

Oct. 17, 2017 - These streets will be milled this week and then paved and finished next week. If the weather cooperates, we anticipate that the paving for this year should be completed by October 31. 

Sept. 28, 2017 - South Countryside, Foxmoor and Foxwood are scheduled to be milled today and tomorrow.  The crews also plan to finish paving Olde Post area today. The streets which are milled this week should be paved early next week. 

Sept. 18, 2017 -  Beginning Tuesday, the crews plan to begin paving on Jacobson and Virginia Avenue. Following that area, the crews plan to move on to Cleveland Avenue and Olde Post Road for cleaning and paving.

Sept 11, 2017 - Listed below is the proposed schedule for next week, subject to change and weather dependent as always:

Monday - Paving Clark and Hale
Tuesday - No Work
Wednesday - Final cleanup of Virginia and Jacobson
Thursday - Pavement planing on Cleveland and Olde Post area
Friday - Complete planing in Olde Post area and possibly start South Countryside.

 August 28, 2017 - Phase 3, which includes the following streets,  is scheduled to start later this week!
Note: Franklin and Myers will be included in a future phase.  The Contractor removed them from Phase 2 to ensure that the other scheduled streets were completed before school began.

Phase 3 Update:

Hale Avenue
Lee Avenue
Clark Avenue (East 8th to East 9th)
East 8th Street (Clark to Cleveland)
Virginia Avenue
Jacobson Avenue
(Posted 8/28/2017)
August 23, 2017 - Broad Street should be finished today and then the crews plan to move over to pave Scott, Union, Walnut, Eastern, and Liberty.  As always, the locations are subject to change and dependent on weather. 
August 18, 2017 - Today, Broad Street will be scratch-coated, which is a preliminary coat. The final paving on Broad will follow a little later. 
August 16, 2017 - The Phase 2 streets have all been milled. Resurfacing continues on Baney and the other streets will soon follow. 

August 2, 2017 - There have been some changes on the list of streets for Phase 2. Paving will begin on the following streets beginning Monday, August 7, weather permitting:

Phase 2 Update:


East Liberty
Eastern - remainder
West Walnut
(Posted 8/2/2017)

July 30, 2017 - The paving project will resume with Phase 2 during the first week of August. The streets scheduled for resurfacing are listed.

July 25, 2017 -  West Walnut Street will be paved using funding from CDBG (Community Development Block Grant). The bid for West Walnut, between Claremont Avenue and Center Street, has now been awarded. The schedule has not yet been finalized, but the work is planned for this summer or early fall. 

Second Phase:

Arch St
Baney Rd
Broad St
Elmarna Ave
Franklin Ave
Myers Ave
Monroe St
Scott St

(added 7/20/17)

July 14, 2017 - With the improved weather today, the crews plan to finish Eastern Ave and Luray Drive today.

July 11, 2017 - Eastern Ave is scheduled for paving today and then the crews will start on Luray, as there is little chance of rain. 

July 7, 2017 - Work will commence on Eastern Ave today, weather permitting.

July 6, 2017 - Avalon is almost finished while the paving continues on King Ridge Drive. Eastern Ave is scheduled for tomorrow, weather permitting. 

July 5, 2017 - Paving resumes today on King Ridge Drive and Avalon. 

June 30, 2017 - Sarver Paving is performing only cleanup work today and will resume paving next Wednesday when they will finish King Ridge Drive and potentially start on Avalon.  

June 29, 2017 - Budd Avenue and King Ridge Avenue are being paved today, weather permitting.

June 28, 2017 - Morgan Avenue is being paved today. Check back for updated information which will be posted as it is received. 

June 27, 2017 - Eastern Ave, starting at East Main and to Hillcrest has been added to the list for the first phase of the street paving.

First Phase:

Morgan Avenue
Budd Avenue
Avalon Drive
King Ridge Drive
Luray Drive
Eastern Ave
(added 6/27)

June 21, 2017Sarver will begin posting streets for "no parking" Wednesday (6/21/17), then milling (or pavement planing) is to start Friday (6/23/17) around 10:00am on Morgan Avenue. The current schedule or plan is to move from Morgan onto Budd Avenue, Avalon Drive, King Ridge Drive and then Luray Drive [hopefully and barring any incident, all planing of these streets shall be completed by late Monday (6/26/17) or early Tuesday (6/27/17).

Morgan Avenue should be completed before BalloonFest.


 Morgan Avenue 


The paving of Morgan Avenue and other area streets during the summer of 2017.