1. Hilltop Connector – On-street route to new Scioto River Bridge – $81,100
Based on the little picture below that portion of the project it seems that the $81,000 expence was for an "On-street route" - otherwise known as a painted crosswalk.
morpc description of the overall project:
Draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects
Scioto Trail-Hilltop Connector Bridge
Sponsoring Agency: Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
Stimulus Amount: $420,000
Total Cost: $2,100,000
Description: This 0.35-mile project builds a bicycle/pedestrian bridge and bikeway connectivity to the Hilltop community of Columbus’ west side. The project starts at McKinley Avenue near the intersection with Harper Road, crosses the Scioto River and a railroad, and connects to the existing Scioto Trail. The project opens access to thousands of west side residents to the regional trail and bikeway network.
It was a hell of a lot more than just a "painted crosswalk" - the road at Harper/Valleyview was widened slightly on both sides (which included some reshaping of culverts), and bike lane paint was added. The crossing at Harper/McKinley has crossing buttons on both sides, overhead flashing light indicators for the traffic, and lighted crosswalk signs. $81K for all of that even seems a little small.