For Immediate Release
April 18, 2018
Contact: Jeff Ortega
City Streets In Columbus To Be Resurfaced as 2018 Packages Begin
Additional Resurfacing Packages Anticipated This Year
Streets around Columbus will begin to be resurfaced now that City Council has approved this week legislation authorizing an $11.37 million contract to resurface Columbus streets, the first of at least three anticipated packages this year.
"When it comes to moving people and materials, our streets are our most vital assets," said Director of Public Service Jennifer Gallagher. "These critical investments will maintain and enhance our roadways for our residents, employers and taxpayers."
"The City of Columbus continues to make profound investments in street resurfacing. These efforts improve the quality of our roadways and the integrity of the infrastructure residents depend on every day," said City Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy, chairman of Council's Public Service and Transportation Committee.
Shelly & Sands of Columbus will be the contractor and work will be done on 83 city streets and 396 curb ramps to make them compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Work is expected to begin in May, according to legislation passed by City Council on Monday.
In resurfacing, existing pavement on the streets is milled off and new asphalt is placed on the street. Curbs and sidewalks are replaced as necessary to accommodate the ADA compliant curb ramps.
This phase of the resurfacing work is expected to cover various areas of the city. For a list of streets to be resurfaced in this phase, please click here.
To see a video on how streets are resurfaced, please click here.
Additional phases of resurfacing work are expected to be presented to City Council this year. The proposed approximate $1 billion Capital Improvement Budget pending before City Council contains about $39 million earmarked to resurface streets and to do related work, a record amount in recent years and an 18 percent increase from what was budgeted in 2017.