Indianola Road Work

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:


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:

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


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

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

Direct: 614.645-5181

Fax: 614.645-7805

Mobile: 614.373-1501

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