Project 2
Phase 2A
What it does for you: New Retaining Wall near the Africentric School and I-70/I-71 east lanes
Why this project is happening:
·         Accommodate Future Construction on the School Property
·         Using pre-cast concrete wall panels which are manufactured off site
·         These wall panels save 20% or $250,000
Funding/Cost: $ 1.4 Million
Construction Start: June 1, 2012
Completion: October 31, 2012
Contractor: Kokosing Construction Company
 
Phase 2B
What it does for you:
·         Separates freeway storm water runoff
·         Storm Water from the freeway is no longer connected to the City’s combined sewer
·         Instead freeway storm water passes through settlement tanks that remove grit and debris from the roadway
Why this project is happening: To improve the water quality of runoff flowing into the Scioto River
Funding/Cost:  $9 Million
Construction Start:
·         Plans will be ready for construction in 2014.
·         Construction Funding available 2020.
Designer: MS Consultants
Completion:  Construction is expected to take a year
 
Phase 2C
What it does for you:
·         New Ramp to Downtown Columbus from I-70 Westbound
·         Closes exit ramp at Fourth Street
·         Replaces 18th Street Bridge
·         New Street and Landscaping on Mound Street
Why this project is happening:
·         Improve Safety
·         The existing 4th Street exit ramp from I-70 is one of the highest crash locations in the state.
·         Providing sidewalks, bike lanes, and improved lighting improves neighborhood connectivity.
Funding/Cost: $41 Million
Construction Start: Summer 2013
Designer: MS Consultants
Completion: Construction is expected to take 18 months
 
Phase 2D
What it does for you:
·         Moves northbound I-71 ramp to the right side where I-70-71 overlap
·         Provides two through lanes for I-71 north through the east interchange.
·         New exit ramps to Parsons Avenue from both directions of I-70.
·         New Bridges at Main and Grant Streets
·         Improved pedestrian accommodations at Main , Grant and 4th Streets
·         New bike lanes and streetscaping on Mound and Fulton Streets
·         New greenscape on the Main Street Bridge
Why this project is happening:
·         Improve Safety
·         Encourage walking and cycling
·         Improve neighborhood connections
Funding/Cost:  $218 Million
Construction Start:
·         Plans will be ready for construction in 2014.
·         Construction funding available in 2020.
Designer: MS Consultants
Completion:  Project is expected to take two and a half years to complete.