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May 7 meeting to discuss sidewalks project

The city of Columbus Department of Public Service will conduct an open house public involvement meeting for the proposed COTA Sidewalks, Phase 2 improvement project.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Carriage Place Community Center, 4900 Sawmill Road, Columbus. All interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed project.

This project was initiated as part of the city of Columbus Department of Public Service effort to improve pedestrian mobility on three roadways in the north side of Columbus:

* Dierker Road between Henderson and Bethel roads.

* Kenny Road between the Upper Arlington corporation line and Francisco Road.

* Campus View Boulevard from High Street to Huntington Park Drive and Huntington Park Drive to the Park & Ride.

In particular, this project addresses the need for better pedestrian access to the COTA bus stops along the corridor, which connects the residential populations in the area with the rest of the city. The project includes the preliminary and final design of new sidewalks on both sides of the road, including curb ramps and other facilities. The final plans will address utility relocations, drainage accommodations and additional right of way as needed.

No formal presentation will be made at this public meeting. This meeting will be conducted in an informal, open-house format. Representatives of the Ohio Department of Transportation and the design consultant, Patrick Engineering Inc., will be present to answer questions. Preliminary drawings of the proposed improvements will be on display.

Comments may be submitted at the meeting or emailed or mailed to Richard Ortman at or city of Columbus Department of Public Service, 50 W. Gay St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.