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City to Begin Phase One of Street Resurfacing Project

[COLUMBUS-OH] 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.

On 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.

“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 Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy, chair of the Public Service Committee.

In 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.

“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.”

In this package, more than 80 streets and 390 curb ramps will be brought into ADA compliance. 

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, click here:

To see a video on how streets are resurfaced, click here:

Additional 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.