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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Indianola Avenue Road Diet & Bike Lanes between Oakland Park Avenue and Morse Road

Description and benefits:
The departments of Development and Public Service are collaborating to improve the safety for all roadway users on Indianola Avenue. A Federal Highway Administration-recommended safety measure called a Road Diet will convert the current four-lane roadway to three lanes for vehicles and two for bikes, without widening Indianola. Road diets have been successfully implemented on Sullivant Avenue, King Avenue and Karl Road.

To learn more about road diets: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets

Project includes:
New lane configuration on Indianola Avenue:
One northbound, one southbound, two-way left turn and two bike lanes
An alternate configuration will be used on Indianola at the Cooke Road and Morse Road intersections to accommodate heavy traffic.

Removal of existing pavement markings and installation of markings for crosswalks and new lane configuration

New traffic signs and adjustments to traffic signals

Schedule:
Design: Scheduled for completion in 2016
Construction: 2017, subject to funding approval by City Council and weather conditions

Maintenance of traffic during construction:
Temporary lane closures and delays are planned during construction 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays and/or 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. weekends. Pedestrians may be detoured but access to properties will be maintained.

Estimated costs:
Design:  $130,000
Construction, materials and inspections:  $375,000

This project is funded by the Columbus Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund. The fund allows older neighborhoods to allocate a portion of the City’s capital improvement funds to specific infrastructure projects.

Contact information:
City of Columbus Project Manager for design: Terry Stewart, P.E.; tel. (614) 645-5671
Designer: Michael Baker International
Construction Contractor: TBD