Upper Arlington News

Columbia Gas repaving North Star Rd. this week


The city of Upper Arlington has announced Columbia Gas will repave a section of North Star Road throughout this week.

Milling activities on North Star Road, between Northwest Boulevard and Lane Avenue, were taking place Wednesday, Sept. 25, according to city officials.

On Thursday, Sept. 26, crews for Columbia Gas are expected to begin repaving the southbound lane of North Star, from Berkshire Road to Cardiff Road, and North Star’s northbound lane from both Cardiff Road to Barrington Road and just south of Waltham Road to Presidential Drive.

Work to repave North Star at the intersection of Kinnear and Waltham roads has been delayed for now, according to the Upper Arlington Community Affairs Office, due to the city’s plans to install a roundabout at the intersection.

“Some work will be necessary in the southbound lane close to Berkshire Road,” said Emma Speight, Upper Arlington’s community affairs director. “We anticipate that motorists will still have access through the site, with the work zone moving as work is completed.

“However, to avoid any delay, we are recommending that you use Northwest Boulevard as an alternate route for the next day or two.”

Speight said Upper Arlington police officers would be on site Sept. 25 and 26 to assist with traffic control.

The Columbia Gas work is part of an estimated $4-million project, which company officials last January described as a “major pipeline improvement.” It will include replacing 540 service lines to local homes and businesses.