FAQ

  1. Why is there paint on the ground in my area?
  2. Why are surveyors here?
  3. Will trees be replanted after being removed on a project?
  4. Why are trees being cut down?
  5. Where can I find projects to bid on?
  6. Where can I find the City of Toledo Construction Standards or Part 'A' Bid Book?
  7. Where can I find the City of Toledo Infrastructure Design and Construction Requirements and what is the plan review process?
  8. How does the City select which treatment to perform on a street?
  9. How does the City select streets for a bigger repair project?
  10. How can I report a streetlight outage?
  11. Where can I find flood plain maps?
  12. How can I get my sidewalk repaired?
  13. How can I get a pothole fixed?
  14. I am a nonresidential property owner.  Is there a way to reduce my storm water service fee?

 


Why is there paint on the ground in my area?

The markings on the ground are OUPS markings.  OUPS stands for Ohio Utilities Protection Service.  Before a project begins, OUPS is notified.  OUPS then contacts all utilities in the area of the project.  These utilities come out to the site to mark the location of their underground utilities to make the workers aware of their location.

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Why are surveyors here?

City of Toledo surveying crews typically are in an area up to a couple years before a project begins.  The crews survey an area, and City of Toledo design engineers use the information provided in the survey to design the project.  Because of the fluid nature of project planning, just because surveyors are in an area does not mean that a project is imminent.

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Will trees be replanted after being removed on a project?

On most residential reconstructions where trees are removed, appropriate trees will be replanted.

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Why are trees being cut down?

The City of Toledo makes every effort to only remove trees when absolutely necessary.  Trees in the immediate vicinity to a construction site are sometimes removed because they will often be killed during the construction process, or damaged to the point where they will die in the next few years.  Read more here.

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Where can I find projects to bid on?

Projects are advertised in the Toledo City Journal, and current projects to bid on can be viewed at the Division of Purchasing's bid opportunities page.

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Where can I find the City of Toledo Construction Standards or Part 'A' Bid Book?

Construction Standards and the Part 'A' Bid Book can be found on the Contractor Resources page.

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Where can I find the City of Toledo Infrastructure Design and Construction Requirements and what is the plan review process?

The plan review process and Infrastructure Design and Construction Requirements can be found here.

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How does the City select which treatment to perform on a street?

The Divisions of Engineering Services and Streets, Bridges, & Harbor work together to schedule the right treatment on the right street at the right time to achieve the longest pavement life possible.  Crack sealing, pavement repairs, and resurfacings are all treatments that are performed to accomplish this goal.  When a pavement's life is over, it must be completely replaced all the way down to the dirt, which is called a full reconstruction and is the most expensive of all the options.

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How does the City select streets for a bigger repair project?

There are currently more streets in need of a full reconstruction than we have money to fix, and it is very challenging to prioritize them.  All City streets are inspected every three years and rated using a Pavement Condition Rating index (PCR).  This data is used to identify candidate streets for repair projects.  City engineers then review these candidate sections to better understand the cause of pavement problems.  They also consider traffic levels, information from maintenance records, and complaints from residents.  We attempt to identify poor condition streets that are costing the most to maintain, get the most use, and are most visible to residents.  Success in soliciting grant funding is also considered.  Project selection is an inexact science, but we consider all of these factors to find the best possible candidates.  We are also continuing to build our Pavement Management Information System that aids us in our decision making effort.

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How can I report a streetlight outage?

Streetlight outages can be reported to Toledo Edison here.

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Where can I find flood plain maps?

Lucas County flood plain maps can be found here.  FEMA flood plain maps can be found here.

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How can I get my sidewalk repaired?

To report a sidewalk problem, contact the sidewalk section by phone at 419.245.1350 or email at cot.sidewalks@toledo.oh.gov.

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How can I get a pothole fixed?

To report a pothole, please call Engage Toledo at 419.936.2020 and they will input it into out online tracking system, or fill out the online pothole form here.

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I am a nonresidential property owner.  Is there a way to reduce my storm water service fee?

Check out the Stormwater Utility Credit Program here.

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