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

Scioto Peninsula-W. Broad Street

Description and Benefits:
This project consists of improvements to the Scioto Peninsula area. The city of Columbus will reconstruct and improve West Broad Street between the Scioto River and McDowell Street.

Project improvements include:

  • Roadway reconstruction.
  • Storm water and water line upgrades
  • Pedestrian safety improvements, including a crosswalk with a pedestrian hybrid beacon near COSI and the Veterans Memorial
  • Green elements such as a bio-retention basins
  • Streetscape improvements including a planted median and brickwork. 
  • Bicycle lanes
  • New 11-foot wide sidewalks
  • Street trees and landscaping
  • Traffic signal and lighting upgrades
  • Resurfacing of West Broad Street, east of the river up to S. Wall Street

Estimated Costs:
Design: $450,000
Right-of-Way Acquisition: $3,500,000
Construction:  $6,364,000


Design:   Completed

Construction:  Spring 2016 – spring 2017, weather permitting

Contact Information:
Design Project Manager:  Richard Ortman, P.E., Tel (614) 645-5465
Construction Project Manager: Jacob Slechter, P.E., Tel (614) 724-2625

Designer: EMH&T

Contractor: George J. Igel