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

Neil Avenue Traffic Signals and Intersection Improvements

Description and Benefits:   Part of the city of Columbus' responsibility for providing a transportation system that is safe as possible for all users is to replace antiquated traffic signals with modern technology. Eight traffic signals on Neil Avenue are more than 30 years old and must be upgraded in order to connect them in 2014 to the citywide Traffic Signal System project currently in construction.

The work will also remove overhead, traffic-signal cables at the eight signalized intersections and add pedestrian features. The project will improve traffic flow, provide connectivity to the City's Traffic Management Center and assist pedestrians and mobility-and vision-impaired individuals.

Planned improvements for Neil Avenue include:

•Installing decorative, black, mast-arm signal poles like those in other historic districts and downtown
•Adding new traffic signal controllers
•Installing fiber-optic cable on east side of Neil Avenue between Goodale and Eleventh avenues
•Adding and upgrading Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps
•Installing countdown timers for crossing intersections •Refreshing pavement markings at intersections

Status:  In design.

Design:  Targeted for completion in December 2015  
Construction:  Scheduled to begin in spring 2015 if funding is obtained

Estimated Costs:
Design:  $300,000
Right-of-way acquisition:  $80,000
Construction and inspection:  $3,000,000 
Underground utility work:  $100,000

Contact Information:
City of Columbus Project Manager for Design: Larry Pollard, Jr., P.E., tel. (614) 645-6502
Designer: GPD Consulting Group
Construction Contractor: TBD