City to Begin Phase One of Street Resurfacing Project
The City of Columbus is known for the colors scarlet and gray, but 2018 will be
the year of orange and black as City workers begin to pour thousands of pounds
of fresh asphalt throughout the streets of the Capital City.
April 16, 2018, City Council approved a $11.37 million contract to begin the
street resurfacing projects. The first of several anticipated packages within
the capital improvement budget, work is expected to begin in May.
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 Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy, chair of the Public Service
resurfacing, existing pavement is milled off and new asphalt is placed on the
street. Curbs and sidewalks are replaced as necessary to adhere
to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.
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
this package, more than 80 streets and 390 curb ramps will be brought into ADA
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, click here: https://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/streets/Resurfacing/.
see a video on how streets are resurfaced, click here: https://youtu.be/OOMkInQNL24.
phases of resurfacing work are expected to be presented to City Council this
year. The City's proposed $1 billion Capital Improvement Budget contains nearly
$39 million earmarked to resurface streets and related work. This funding
represents an 18 percent increase over the 2017 budget.