Hilliard Northwest News

Cosgray extension open house slated Aug. 12

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The city of Hilliard and the Ohio Department of Transportation have scheduled an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive, to present information on the proposed extension of Cosgray Road.

A brief, formal presentation will be made at 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m.

Proposed plans are to extend Cosgray Road south from its terminus at Scioto Darby Road. The new section would curve southwest to meet Alton Darby Creek Road south of Davis Road.

The extension would include a four-lane road with bicycle and pedestrian paths, roundabouts and improved access to nearby soccer fields, according to the plans.

Right-of-way acquisition is expected to begin next year with construction starting in 2017, if other requirements are met, according to Hilliard officials.

The estimated cost of the project, including design, engineering, right-of-way acquisition and construction, is $11.4 million.

The design and engineering portion of the project is estimated at $1.1 million. The city has received a federal grant of $500,000 for preliminary development of the site, said Letty Schamp, a traffic engineer for Hilliard.

However, development of the area in full would be dependent upon successful private development or a public-private partnership, Schamp said.

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