Third Avenue + Rail Bridge
Construction will begin in July to widen the railroad overpass bridge on Third Avenue.
A $5 million Ohio Public Works Commission grant to the City of Columbus, announced late last year and dedicated to the project, was key to starting work on the infrastructure.
A third vehicular lane will be added under the bridge on Third Avenue to accommodate a westbound left turn lane onto Rail Street. An eastbound right turn lane will also be added on Third Avenue at Rail Street. Traffic signals will be added at the intersections of Edgehill and Third Avenue and at Edgehill and Fifth Avenue.
A sidewalk will be added under the bridge on the north side of Third Avenue and a shared use pedestrian and bike path will be added on the south side – both of which will connect to existing sidewalks on either side of the bridge. Street lighting and landscaping will be added, including 95 trees along Third Avenue and Rail Street.
The work is anticipated to be completed in fall 2017. There will be intermittent closures to Third Avenue as needed to accommodate the work.
The City of Grandview Heights will be making additional upgrades to Northwest Boulevard and First Avenue while school is not in session.
Turn lanes will be added along Northwest Boulevard at Burr, Williams, and First Avenue. Traffic signals will be added at the intersections of Northwest Boulevard and Williams, Northwest Boulevard and First Avenue, and Northwest Boulevard and Oxley.
In addition, First Avenue will be realigned to Northwest Boulevard, and pedestrian access at the intersection of First Avenue and Northwest Boulevard will be improved. Sidewalks and bike paths will be connected into Grandview Yard, and landscaping will be improved including the addition of 100 trees on Northwest Boulevard and First Avenue.
There will be road closures on Northwest Blvd at First Avenue starting in June with anticipated completion in August 2016. Traffic will be detoured. Local access will be maintained for businesses and residents.