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Columbus Paves the Way

City Begins Street Resurfacing Program Next Month

[Columbus - OH]   It’s the time of year when orange barrels go up and fresh asphalt goes down. The Department of Public Service begins a three phase program to resurface the roads on April 6, 2016 to improve the quality and prolong the life of the City’s streets and highways.

Ordinance 0517-2016, sponsored by Public Service and Transportation Committee chair Shannon G. Hardin allows the City to enter into a $12,709,417.86 contract with Kokosing Construction Company for work on 160 streets and 898 ADA 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 Shannon G. 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 Interim 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 new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps. 

Phase-one begins on April 6, 2016 and extends to September 30, 2016. It includes Far East and South 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.