Design and Construction

Contact Information Department of Public Service
50 W. Gay Street 
Columbus, OH 43215-9005 
Office :  (614) 645-3111 
Fax :  (614) 645-7805 
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3rd Avenue between Edgehill Road and fire station

The city of Columbus is continuing its initiative to improve the public infrastructure on West 3rd Avenue between Olentangy River Road and Edgehill Road. The project will facilitate traffic flow, improve safety and provide pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations. Construction on the final phase begins December 5, 2016, and ends in autumn 2017, subject to weather conditions.

Work starting Nov. 28:
Contractor will lay conduit on 3rd Avenue, which is expected to take two weeks, subject to weather conditions. No lane closures or detours will be needed. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND FOLLOW FLAGGERS’ DIRECTIONS. Work will stop once the conduit is finished then resume Jan. 2, 2017. Work in 2017 will require lane closures and/or detours, details of which are still being finalized.

Improvements include:

3rd Avenue, approximately 375 feet west and 400 feet east of the CSX railroad bridge

Widen and reconstruct roadway
Construct a new two-span railroad bridge
Build curbs, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps (ADA), sidewalks and shared-use path
Upgrade street lights, signs and underground cables for traffic signals
Plant street trees and landscaping

Rail Street between 3rd Avenue and 300 feet south of 3rd Avenue
Construct new roadway
Build curbs, ADA curb ramps and sidewalks
Upgrade street lights and signs

Edgehill Road & 3rd Avenue intersection
Install new traffic signal
Build sidewalk, ADA curb ramps and bike path connections to Bobcat Avenue

Edgehill Road & 5th Avenue intersection
Install new traffic signal
Build curbs, ADA curb ramps and sidewalks

    Estimated schedule:
    Construction: Start November 2016 and finish in autumn 2017, subject to weather conditions

      Contact information:
      City of Columbus construction project manager:  James C. Miller, P.E., tel. (614) 645-6370
      Designer: EMH&T
      Construction contractor: Complete General Construction Co.