Councilmember Hardin, Centennial High School Students Unveil New Sidewalks
Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin, chair of the Public
Service and Transportation Committee, joined Centennial High School students to
celebrate the completion of a sidewalk installation project near the school.
The sidewalks were requested by students and civic leaders to increase safety
along Godown Road and cost $500,000.
“This project is a great
example of how neighborhoods shape infrastructure improvements and capital
expenditures in Columbus,” said Councilmember Hardin. “Students discussed the
need for sidewalks with councilmembers, all of whom listened, agreed, and have
invested in this neighborhood.”
Columbus City Council passed
an ordinance to construct the sidewalks on both sides of Godown Road from
Francisco Road to Bethel Road in July 2014. In 2013, the city installed flashing
warning signals to slow motorists traveling in the area.
Councilmember Hardin also
discussed with the students the City of Columbus’ more than $33 million in
street resurfacing and repair projects in this year. Tonight,
Conuncilmembers will consider Ordinance 0644-2015, sponsored by Public Service
& Transportation Committee chair, Hardin, to allow the city to enter into
a $12,019,918.00 contract with Strawser Paving Company, Inc. for work on
109 streets and the construction of 688 ADA curb ramps and replacement.
Additional reconstruction projects will begin later in the year.