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City officials announce costs for State Street reconstruction

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The first phase of a project to revitalize Columbus' State Street corridor may cost up to $6.9 million.

Indianapolis-based engineering firm United Consulting provided the figure this week as one of two cost options to Columbus Redevelopment Commission members. It's the first time costs have been linked to a portion of the State Street project, which involves updating streets, sidewalks and infrastructure.

United Consulting estimates that construction could cost the city anywhere from $1.78 million to $6.9 million, not including preliminary engineering costs, which commission attorney Stan Gamso said could be paid for out of tax increment financing, or TIF, dollars.

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