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Columbus Continues to Pave the Way

City Street Resurfacing Program Begins Phase-Two Later this Month 

[Columbus - OH] It’s the time of year when orange barrels go up and fresh asphalt goes down. The Department of Public Service continues its three-phase program to resurface the roads to improve the quality and prolong the life of the City’s streets and highways.

Ordinance 0926-2016, sponsored by Public Service and Transportation Committee Chair Shannon Hardin, will allow the City to enter into a $11,139,101.75 contract with Strawser Paving Company for repairing and resurfacing 108 city streets and constructing 750 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps.

“Last year, the City of Columbus made an unprecedented $33 million investment in street resurfacing.  This is part of our ongoing effort to improve the quality of our roadways and the integrity of the infrastructure we depend on each day,” said Councilmember Hardin. 

The three-phase program will conclude this year and make millions of dollars’ worth of investments throughout the City.

“When it comes to moving people and materials, our streets are our most vital asset,” said Director of Public Service Jennifer Gallagher. “We look forward to working with City Council on these critical investments in maintaining and enhancing our roadways for our residents, employers and taxpayers.”

The work consists of milling the existing pavement, overlaying it with new asphalt and replacing curbs and sidewalks, only as necessary, in order to accommodate the new ADA compliant curb ramps. 

Phase-two begins on April 25, 2016, and extends to September 30, 2016. It includes the West Side areas of the City.  For a complete list of areas to be resurfaced click here.  Additional reconstruction projects will begin later in the year.