$222,130 in curb ramp projects OK’d

Work could begin soon on the installation of new curb ramps on about 20 different streets in Columbus in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Columbus Board of Works on Tuesday approved a $222,130 contract with Case Construction for the work tied to street-paving projects. The improvements will come out of the city’s local roads and streets fund, said Dave Hayward, executive director of public works/city engineer.

Hayward said the work is dependent on weather conditions, adding: “I know Case is willing and ready to work if the weather cooperates.”

Case Construction was the lower bid of two bids received by the city. The second was from Milestone Contractors at $446,800.

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