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Nov 22

West Third Avenue Street, Roadway and Water Line Improvements

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 1:17 PM by Laura Oldham

Third Avenue ImprovementsUpdate from November 22, 2016

The City of Columbus shared the following message regarding the beginning of the construction on West 3rd Avenue between Edgehill Road and the fire station.

The 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 Nov. 28:

  • Contractor will lay conduit on 3rd Avenue, 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 Jan. 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: 

3rd Avenue, 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-compliant curb ramps (ADA), sidewalks and shared-use path 
  • Upgrade street lights, signs and underground cables for traffic signals 
  • Plant street trees and landscaping 
Rail Street between 3rd Avenue and 300 feet south of 3rd Avenue
  • Construct new roadway 
  • Build curbs, ADA curb ramps and sidewalks 
  • Upgrade street lights and signs 
Edgehill Road & 3rd Avenue intersection
  • Install new traffic signal 
  • Build sidewalk, ADA curb ramps and bike path connections to Bobcat Avenue 
Edgehill Road & 5th Avenue intersection
  • Install new traffic signal 
  • Build curbs, ADA curb ramps and sidewalks 

Update from July 25, 2016

The contractor will be setting the pavers for the Third Ave crosswalk in front of the high school. Third Ave will be opened as soon as it's all restored. 

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