The Public Works department has developed several policies below to address specific road and right of way improvements and safety concerns in the Township and to better serve our community. Please click any of the policies below to get more information.
In 2012 the Public Works department began a program of updgrading roadway traffic signs to improve visibility and safety concerns and continues this process along Township roadways. The Public Works department continues to maintain signs and upgrade roadways as the Township resurfaces roads.
Sidewalk Repair and Replacement Policy
Master Path Plan
Deerfield Township strives to create a well-connected and walkable community for its residents. There are numerous sidewalk and pathway projects that are undertaken each year. Primarily, those projects are funded through outside grants, or by leveraging dollars being spent on roadway improvement projects. Whenever there is an opportunity for the Township to collaborate with an active roadway project, we do so to have pedestrian facilities constructed at the same time as the roadway project. This enables us to significantly reduce the overall cost for the pedestrian improvements. We do not have a specific budget that is solely allocated toward construction of new pathways, but we do continually seek outside funding to make those connections. The list of projects below outlines numerous projects that have been undertaken in recent years. In addition to the publicly constructed pathways and sidewalks, Township Zoning requires all new commercial and residential developments to construct pedestrian walkways along their property frontage. This has contributed to the successfully completion of countless miles of pathway around our community. Lastly, the Township is an active participant in the “Miami 2 Miami” planning committee, through “Tri-State Trails” (http://www.greenumbrella.org/TriStateTrails) where communities from the Tri-State collaborate on creating connections throughout the area. This committee involvement allows us to plan and jointly apply for funding to create valuable pedestrian connection around the entire area.
Township sidewalk/pathway projects:
Project Costs Funding Type
Irwin-Simpson Road between Charleston Valley and Butler-Warren $50,000 (TIF)
Mason-Montgomery Road from Bethany to Fleckenstein Park $31,000 (OKI Grant)
Mason Road between Whispering Springs Drive and Butler-Warren $35,000 (Local Resident)
Innovation Way between Socialville-Foster and Duke Blvd $225,000 (WC – TID)
Project Costs Funding Type
Irwin-Simpson Road between Charleston Valley and Snider $49,000 (TIF)
Kings Mills Road – Carter Park Pathway $200,000 (ODNR Grant)
Old Irwin-Simpson from Mason-Montgomery to Schappacher Park $25,000 (TIF)
Snider Road from Cottell Park to Squires Gate $133,000 (TIF)
Socialville-Foster Road from Ashmont to Simpsons Creek $96,000 (TIF)
22&3 Sidewalk Project (6 miles built) $1 Million (OKI Grant)
22&3 Sidewalk side connections $26,000 (OKI and TIF)
Mason-Montgomery Road from Parkway Drive to Natorp $52,000 (TIF)
Mason Road Pathway Project $50,000 (OPWC Grant)
Speed Hump Policy
The following information will provide you with a brief description of what speed humps are, their purpose, advantages, and disadvantages.
A speed “hump” is a raised area in the roadway pavement surface extending traversely across the travel way. A speed “hump” is not to be confused with a speed “bump”, which is a raised area in a private driveway or parking lot.
Speed humps are typically 12’ long and 3 to 4 inches high. Usually placed across the roadway between intersections. They are used as a possible means to reduce traffic speeds in the immediate vicinity of the speed hump.
You can view a speed hump within the township on Pembrook Street located in the Montgomery Hills Subdivision. If you travel South on Columbia Road coming from Montgomery Road, you would turn left onto Kingsley Court. The next left would be Permbrooke Street. There you will find an example of what a possible speed hump may look like.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the details of a speed hump, please feel free to contact the Deerfield Township Public Works Department for further information. We can be reached at 701.6958.