Design and Construction

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

Hague Avenue improvements


The city of Columbus will reconstruct and improve Hague Avenue between Broad Street and Sullivant Avenue. The improvements will increase safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, help protect parked vehicles and upgrade water and sewer lines. Plans include:

  • Lowering and reconstructing roadway down to its base, install new full curbs to improve drainage, build new sidewalks, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and driveway aprons and plant street trees
  • Building bump-out curbs at the intersections of Hague Avenue with Olive Street, Palmetto Street, Fremont Street, Wicklow Road and Roland Sunker Place. Bump-outs help protect parked vehicles, reduce crosswalk length and calm traffic.
  • Adding pavement markings and bicycle sharrows all along Hague plus school-zone markings for West Broad Elementary School
  • Updating water lines installed 100 years ago for properties on the east side of Hague Avenue; west side was updated in 2000
  • Upgrading storm sewers and curbs to improve drainage
  • Ohio Department of Transportation and City of Columbus:
  • Upgrading traffic signals at Hague and Broad and Hague and Sullivant with LED bulbs, pedestrian countdown timers and push-button signals at crosswalk signals. The signal at Hague and Sullivant will be upgraded to provide a dedicated left turn for Sullivant Avenue traffic; work tentatively planned for 2017
  • Installing permeable asphalt pavement in parking lane to meet storm water regulations


  • Design: Completed
  • Construction: Scheduled to begin in April 2016, with signal installation planned for 2017 with ODOT. 
  • Detours and parking restrictions on Hague Avenue will be in place during construction in 2016.

Estimated Costs:

  • City of Columbus: $3.2 million, not including signal improvements
  • Signal improvements via ODOT project above: $510,000, with 90% funded by ODOT and 10% by the City.

Contact Information:

  • City of Columbus construction project manager Paul Chilton, P.E., tel. (614) 645-0411
  • City of Columbus design consultants: Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (roadway) and E.P. Ferris & Associates (traffic signals)
  • Construction Contractor: Shelly & Sands, Inc.