25th Street improvements set for this summer

Motorists who frequently drive 25th Street in Columbus can expect temporary lane closures and potential delays this summer.

But the payoff will be safer pedestrian crossings along the street.

New pedestrian signals, as well as ramps compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, will be installed at four intersections along 25th Street: at Home Avenue, Maple Street, Central Avenue and Taylor Road.

On Tuesday, the Columbus Board of Public Works and Safety agreed to hire consulting firm Strand Associates to provide construction engineering services for the project. The company’s total fee is not to exceed $33,800, according to the agreement.

Strand is expected to have engineering plans completed in time to bid the project in May, said Aimee Morris, of the city engineer’s office.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Republic.