City starting work on curb project

Columbus seeking bids for new ramps to meet ADA requirements

Columbus plans to seek bids from contractors to put in new curb ramps on about 20 city streets to meet requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The ramps are part of work associated with 2016 street-paving projects, said Dave Hayward, executive director of public works/city engineer.

The improvements, estimated to cost $200,000 to $300,000, will come out of the city’s local roads and street fund, which generates revenue through vehicle registrations, Hayward said.

Streets that will get new curb ramps include:

  • Iowa Street from Eighth to 10th streets
  • Williamsburg Way, from Taylor Road to Jordan Drive
  • 31st Street from Fairlawn Drive to Taylor Road
  • 29th Street to Flintwood Drive
  • Foxpointe Drive from 25th to 29th streets
  • 16th Street from Lafayette Avenue to Washington Street
  • 20th and Caldwell streets
  • Gilmore Street from 16th to 19th streets
  • Union Street from 11th to 16th streets
  • 12th Street from Gladstone Street to McClure Road
  • Short 17th Street from Sycamore Street to Lafayette Avenue
  • Lawton Avenue, from 17th Street to Newsom Avenue
  • Shoreline Drive, from Goeller to Tipton Lakes Boulevard
  • Sycamore Street from 25th to 27th streets
  • Hawcreek Avenue and Streamside Drive
  • 25th Street and Lincoln Park Drive
  • 25th and Midway streets
  • 27th and Maple streets
  • Ninth and Washington Street
  • Lincoln Park Drive and Ray Boll Boulevard
  • Poshard Drive from Kelly Street to Middle Road
  • Seventh and Franklin street

Hayward said the work will be dependent on the weather, with some projects delayed until the spring.

Hayward said the city developed a draft of an ADA transition plan earlier this year that looked at the city’s existing ramps and their overall conditions.

A final plan is expected to be completed in January, Hayward said. The plan will help guide future planning and the implementation of necessary improvements, according to the city’s website.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or mkent@therepublic.com