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Columbus Investing $31 Million to Repair Streets in 2012

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The proposed 2012 City of Columbus Capital Improvements Budget was announced today by Mayor Michael Coleman, Members of City Council and various neighborhood leaders. The budget includes the largest-ever single-year street repair investment of $31 million to be used for resurfacing 156 city streets and dozens of alleys.

“These improvements are the foundation for stronger neighborhoods in Columbus,” says Mayor Coleman. “We are investing in street resurfacing, sidewalks, bikeways and alleys that will improve safety and the quality of life for people across Columbus.”

Additionally, the capital improvements budget allocates $6 million for sidewalk improvements and $6.4 million for bikeways, bike paths and bike sharrows.

“The capital budget allows Columbus to not only invest in building better neighborhoods, but also create jobs and generate additional revenue to sustain the long term growth of our city,” says Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, who is also chair of the Finance Committee.

Columbus City Council is scheduled to vote on the Capital Improvements Budget on Monday, April 16th, following a series of public hearings on March 22, March 29 and April 12th.

Additional information can be found online at publicservice.columbus.gov.

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4 Responses to Columbus Investing $31 Million to Repair Streets in 2012

  1. titleistcm March 19, 2012 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm

    I wonder if they are going to provide road level detail, like last year. I thought they did a great job documenting their plan.

    http://publicservice.columbus.gov/content.aspx?id=31011

    My road is listed here, still needs paved, and was not touched last year. I emailed 311 service, but never received any response about why the plan did not turn into reality on my street. Hopefully this is the year!

  2. Walker Evans
    Walker March 19, 2012 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm

    Yes, they did send out a press release with a looooooong list of all roads, construction timeframes and other details. Unfortunately it was not in a format that coule be easily posted here. I imagine the info will be made available on columbus.gov soon, or in a PDF format that we can link to.

  3. Walker Evans
    Walker March 20, 2012 11:09 am at 11:09 am

    More info, here: http://publicservice.columbus.gov/content.aspx?id=31011

  4. deedee April 16, 2012 2:09 am at 2:09 am

    King Avenue in 5XNW is set-to-go!

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