The portion of Henderson Road between Upper Arlington and Clintonville will undergo improvements by the city of Columbus beginning this spring.

The portion of Henderson Road between Upper Arlington and Clintonville will undergo improvements by the city of Columbus beginning this spring.

The improvements were delayed last year because of a conflict with a Columbia Gas project and will now proceed as planned.

The roadway improvements, which will occur between state Route 315 and North High Street, are scheduled to begin in mid to late April and to wrap up in the first half of November, said Mary Carran Webster, Columbus assistant director of public service.

"The money's in hand, and it's going to bid," Webster said.

The project, expected to cost more than $4-million, will involve replacing the roadway, redoing the sidewalks, curbs and waterlines and replacing traffic signals. The bike path on the south side of the road will be replaced and widened.

Plans for the improvements have not been changed since the project was delayed last year, Webster said.

The bidding process for the project is expected to open March 12, so city officials don't yet have a final cost estimate for the improvements, Webster said.

The bids for the project received last year put the price tag at $4.6-million, but Webster said that cost is expected to by higher this year because of increases in construction costs.

During the construction, one lane will be left open to allow for eastbound traffic. Those looking to cross the river westbound will have to travel either north to state Route 161 or south to East North Broadway, Webster said.

Temporary speed bumps will be placed on the side streets stemming off Henderson Road to decrease cut-through traffic. Cut-through traffic on Weisheimer Road will be prohibited, with the exceptions of COTA buses and emergency vehicles, Webster said.

The city plans to hold a public meeting in March to review plans for the roadway improvements with the community, but a time and date for that meeting have not yet been set, Webster said.

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