Design and Construction

Contact Information Department of Public Service
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office :  (614) 645-3111 
Fax :  (614) 645-7805 
Email : Contact Information

(614) 645-3111

Gender Road at Refugee Road

Description:  The city of Columbus and the Ohio Department of Transportation are collaborating to improve Gender Road, between approximately the Conrail tracks and Dorothy's Pond Lane, and Refugee Road between Countryview Drive and Quinlan Boulevard.  The planned improvements will reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and upgrade pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

Current plans include:

  • Widening and resurfacing Gender and Refugee roads
  • Adding sidewalks, curbs, gutters, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps, street lighting, stormwater system and trees
  • Constructing a shared-use path on the south side of Refugee Road, sidewalk on the north side of the road and bike lanes on both sides of Gender Road 
  • Upgrading traffic signals, signage and pedestrian countdown timers and push-button signals at crosswalks

Design: Completed in 2015.
Construction: Scheduled to begin in spring 2016 if funding becomes available.

Estimated Cost:  $6.5 million. The Ohio Department of Transportation will fund 90% of the cost, with 10% of the cost funded by the city of Columbus.

Contact Information:  
City of Columbus Design Project Manager Carl Walters, P.E., tel. (614) 645-7858  
Designer: ME/IBI
Construction Contractor: TBD