The city of Columbus anticipates that night-time work on the Indianola Road Diet Project will begin later this week. The city expects to have lane restrictions on an as-needed basis, but two-lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times. The city expects that work will wrap up by Aug. 18, the intention is to have the work wrap up by the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
For more information on this project, please see this Fact Sheet: https://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/streets/project-information/Indianola-Ave-Road-Diets-and-Bike-Lanes/
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
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
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.
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.
City of Columbus Project Manager for design: Terry Stewart, P.E.; tel. (614) 645-5671
Designer: Michael Baker International
Construction Contractor: TBD
If you have any questions, please let me know or you may also contact Mr. Kevin Kidder, Community Relations Coordinator, (614) 645-5042.
50 W. Gay St.
Columbus, OH 43215