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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Polaris Parkway

DESCRIPTION AND BENEFITS:

The City of Columbus, the Ohio Department of Transportation and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission are collaborating to improve the intersection of Polaris Parkway and Orion Place. Limits: Polaris Parkway between I-71 and Olde Worthington Road; Orion Place between County Line Road and approximately 700 feet north of Polaris Parkway. The planned improvements will reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and upgrade pedestrian facilities, including: 

  • Widening Polaris Parkway and Orion Place in order to add turn lanes; resurfacing as needed
  • Adding curbs, gutters, sidewalks, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and a shared-use path on east side of Orion Place and south side of Polaris Parkway
  • Constructing a roundabout at intersection of Orion Place and Olde Worthington Road
  • Upgrading traffic signals, signage, pedestrian countdown timers and push-button signals at crosswalks
  • Updating traffic signal poles
  • Relocating stormwater facilities

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE:
Design: Spring 2015 – Autumn 2018
Right-of-way acquisition: Autumn 2016 – Autumn 2018
Construction: Early 2019 – Autumn 2020, subject to funding approval by City Council and weather conditions

ESTIMATED COSTS:
Design: $1.5 million 
Right-of-way acquisition: $4.2 million (MORPC providing $3.5 milion)

Utility relocation: $1 million (MORPC providing $800,000)
Construction: $12.1 million (MORPC providing $9.4 million)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

City of Columbus design project manager: Hannah Webber, P.E., (614) 645-2859
Designer: Carpenter Marty Transportation
Construction contractor: To be determined