Sawmill Parkway Resurfacing Project

Sawmill Parkway Resurfacing Project – Spring 2020

The City of Powell and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 6 are proposing to resurface a portion of Sawmill Parkway between Seldom Seen Road and Home Road.

Visit here for the online Shared Use Path Map that shows the locations of pathway repair and curb ramp replacements. 

The project also includes curb repairs, curb ramp improvements, and repairs of the Shared Use Path (SUP) that runs along the west side of Sawmill Parkway. ODOT, the City of Powell, and the City’s engineering consultant (EMH&T), are currently in the planning phase of the project, conducting environmental analyses, and preparing preliminary engineering plans for this project. No new right-of-way is anticipated to be needed for the project. Construction of the project is expected to begin in spring of 2020 and last approximately seven months. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Sawmill Parkway throughout construction.

As a part of the project, the full length of the SUP and curb ramps will need to be closed for approximately four weeks for the repairs. Due to the use of federal funds, the proposed transportation project is subject to the requirements of Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Act of 1966, which affords protection to publicly-owned parks, recreation areas, and wildlife and waterfowl refuges. Based on the scope of the proposed project and type of work, there will be no adverse effects to the protected recreational activities, features, or attributes associated with the SUP. No permanent restriction of access or incorporation of land from the SUP into a transportation facility will occur. In accordance with 23 CFR 774.13 (d), temporary occupancy of land is so minimal as to not constitute a use within the meaning of Section 4(f).

Public Comment – Feb. 1, 2019-March 2, 2019

To ensure the proposed project is viable and successful, ODOT and the City of Powell are seeking comments from the public about the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project. Environmental impacts include those involving archeological, architectural, ecological resources, recreational resources, hazardous materials and other environmental features located within the general location of the project. The project does not require work within a designated FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area and coordination with the local floodplain administrator is not necessary.

If you have any comments, concerns, or questions about the project, please feel free to contact City Engineer, Chris Huber at 614.885.5380 ext. 1042 or by email at All comments are due by Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Project Updates

Sept. 14, 2020

Nighttime paving on Sawmill Parkway will begin Tuesday, Sept. 15, weather permitting. The hours for nighttime paving are 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

July 2, 2020

Shelly and Sands intends to begin night work on Sawmill Parkway the week of July 6.

Sawmill Parkway Resurfacing Project Set to Begin June 22

City to award bid for Sawmill Parkway resurfacing project


The City of Powell receives federal funding through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and as a requirement to receive funding, must adhere to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) prohibits discrimination based on race, color and national origin in programs and activities of any entity that receives federal financial assistance.

Specifically, Title VI provides: “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” (42 USC 2000d)

In addition to adhering to Title VI, our agency complies with other related nondiscrimination statutes in the delivery of our programs and services that provide protections based on disability, age, sex, and low-income status.

The City of Powell operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or low-income status in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its related statutes. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the City of Powell.

For more information on the City of Powell’s Title VI/Nondiscrimination Program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact the City of Powell at 614.885.5380. You may also visit our administrative office at 47 Hall Street, Powell, Ohio 43065. For more information, visit

A complaint may be filed directly with the Ohio Department of Transportation online at or by using the following contact information: Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Equal Opportunity, 1980 West Broad Street, Mail Stop 3270, Columbus, Ohio 43223; 614.466.3264; Toll-Free: 1.877.845.5058; Ohio Relay Service: 1.800.750.0750.

A complaint may be filed directly with the Federal Highway Administration  online at or by using the following contact information: Federal Highway Administration, Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, 8th Floor E81-105, Washington, D.C. 20590; 202.366.0693;


Chris Huber
City Engineer
614.885.5380 ext. 1042
Aaron Scott
Staff Engineer
614.885.5380 ext. 1041