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Construction on West 3rd Avenue to Begin (Finally!)

toy-train_lowThe city of Columbus is continuing its initiative to improve the public infrastructure on West 3rd Avenue between Olentangy River Road and Edgehill Road. The project will facilitate traffic flow, improve safety and provide pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations. Construction on the final phase will begin Nov. 28, 2016, and end in autumn 2017, subject to weather conditions.

Work Starting November 28

  • Contractor will lay conduit on West 3rd, which is expected to take two weeks subject to weather conditions.
  • No lane closures or detours will be needed. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Please slow down and follow flaggers’ directions.
  • Work will stop once the conduit is finished then resume on January 2, 2017.
  • Work in 2017 will require lane closures and/or detours, details of which are still being finalized. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

Improvements include

West 3rd, approximately 375 feet west and 400 feet east of the CSX railroad bridge

  • Widen and reconstruct roadway
  • Construct a new two-span railroad bridge
  • Build curbs, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps, sidewalks and shared-use path
  • Upgrade street lights, signs and underground cables for traffic signals
  • Plant street trees and landscaping

Rail Street between West 3rd and 300 feet south of West 3rd

  • Construct new roadway
  • Build curbs, ADA curb ramps and sidewalks
  • Upgrade street lights and signs

Edgehill and West 3rd intersection

  • Install new traffic signal
  • Build sidewalk, ADA curb ramps and bike path connections to Bobcat Avenue

Edgehill and West 5th Avenue intersection

  • Install new traffic signal
  • Build curbs, ADA curb ramps and sidewalks
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