Dublin City Council is scheduled to vote Monday, Sept. 11, on the capital improvements program for 2018 through 2022.
The five-year plan includes notable recreation and infrastructure improvement projects and includes $197.7 million in proposed projects.
High-profile projects in the capital improvements program include:
Tuttle Crossing Boulevard extension
A four-lane boulevard will be built with a bikeway, sidewalk and multi-use tunnel and extend Tuttle Crossing Boulevard from Wilcox Road to Avery Road, said Megan O’Callaghan, Dublin’s director of public works.
Right-of-way acquisition is projected to cost $5.4 million, and construction is slated for 2019 (subject to change) at a cost of $16.9 million, O’Callaghan said.
Construction funding is expected to come from a variety of sources, including service payments from the Rings-Frantz roads tax-increment finance district and an advance of income tax revenues from the general fund, O’Callaghan said.
The city of Columbus is expected to fund $2.8 million and private developer contributions are to be $492,800.
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is expected to fund $7 million. The amount of Columbus funding could change based on analysis still underway to determine what work is specific to Dublin and what work relates to the overall project, she said.
Riverside Crossing Park
Envisioned to feature plazas, a lawn space, pathways and trails, river access and overlooks, Riverside Crossing Park also would provide a gateway to Indian Run Falls.
The park’s completion date is yet to be determined, said Matt Earman, Dublin’s director of parks and recreation, and the construction schedule could depend upon private development.
The city already is building the park’s west plaza, completion of which depends on the schedule for a building just south of the park’s west plaza, dubbed the “Z2” building in Crawford Hoying’s Bridge Park development plan, Earman said.
Once the pedestrian bridge is completed in 2019, the city will begin work on the park’s east plaza, Earman said.
In 2020 and 2021, work will shift to the lower east plaza.
Avery Road widening
To address congestion and traffic delay at the Rings Road intersection with Avery Road because of development in the area, Avery Road will be widened to a four-lane boulevard between Woerner-Temple Road and Rings Road West, O’Callaghan said.
Construction is slated for 2020 but the scheduled is subject to change, she said.
Funding should come from service payments from the Thomas/Kohler TIF, O’Callaghan said.
Infrastructure improvements also include more than $4 million in water-line extensions and more than $7.4 million in sewer extensions.
Funding programmed for 2018 would target areas including Muirfield Village; the Moors at Muirfield; Muirfield Greene; Lochslee Condominiums; Muirfield Square; Berkshire Commons; River Forest and the Muirfield Association office, O’Callaghan said.