Design and Construction

Contact Information Department of Public Service
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office :  (614) 645-3111 
Fax :  (614) 645-7805 
Email : Contact Information

(614) 645-3111

Livingston Avenue Improvements Study


Project Scope:

The City of Columbus is addressing safety concerns along the corridor, with the Livingston Avenue Improvements Study focused on the section from 18th Street to Nelson Road to promote safety for all roadway users and reduce vehicle speeds and severe crashes.

Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Implementation Grant application

The City of Columbus submitted a Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Implementation Grant application to the United States Department of Transportation on September 15, 2022. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.  The City of Columbus is requesting a $12 million implementation grant to support  the planning, design, and construction of safety improvements on Livingston Avenue, between 18th Street and Nelson Road.  The application narrative, appendices, and letters of support received for the project application are provided here:

Steering Committee Members:

  • Michael Aaron Rickenbacker Woods Community Foundation
  • Pastor Jonathan Bradford Bethany Baptist Church
  • Danielle Dillard Livingston Avenue Area Commission
  • David Gray Livingston Avenue Area Commission
  • Stacee Green Driving Park Civic Association
  • Rita Hallaveld Resident & Cyclist
  • Molly Hogue Resident
  • George Holliman Livingston Avenue Area Commission
  • Rachel Robinson Southern Orchards Civic Association
  • Jerry Saunders Africentric Personal Development Shop
  • Erin Synk Columbus South Side Area Commission
  • Ralph Walker Livingston Ave. Columbus OH Safety Group
  • Sherman Willis Community Business Owner

Project Updates:
September Newsletter
October Newsletter
November Newsletter 

Public Meetings

A public meeting was held on November 17, 2022 at the Driving Park Community Center (1100 Rhoads Ave., Columbus, OH 43206). Two sessions were held Noon-2pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm. 

The public meeting was held to present preliminary corridor concepts and receive feedback. The concepts were developed with input from the project Steering Committee, comprised of neighborhood residents and business, faith and community organization representatives. Materials from the public meeting can be found below.

Public Meeting #1 Materials
Public Meeting #2 Materials

Submit public comments on the study here.

Study Area

Livingston Ave Study Area


Estimated Costs:

Design: TBD
Right-of-way acquisition: TBD
Construction: TBD

Tentative Schedule:

Design:  Mid-2023 to Late-2026
Right-of-way acquisition:  Mid-2025 to Mid-2026
Construction:  Late-2026 to Late 2028

Contact Information:
City of Columbus Design Project Manager:  S. Eric Lambert, P.E (614) 645-2732
Designer: TBD
Construction Contractor: TBD