One more step in the redevelopment of the Riversouth neighborhood is completed as three sections of roadway are opened today to two-way traffic. They include South Front Street, between West Town and West Mound streets, West Main Street, between South High and South 2nd streets and West Rich Street, between South High and South 2nd streets.
“The conversion to two-way traffic makes these streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and everyone who lives, works or visits downtown,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “These infrastructure improvements and the housing that our private sector partners have invested in are catalysts for a stronger core of Columbus.”
In addition to the two-way conversion, this project also included the resurfacing of streets, new underground sewer utilities, lanscaping, improved sidewalks and crosswalks, new curbs, traffic calming elements, bike racks, bike route signage, public benches, new streetlights, and rain gardens for stormwater collection.
“These improvements will ensure a healthy and vibrant downtown for residents, visitors, and businesses to enjoy for decades to come,” said Eileen Y. Paley, chair of the Public Service and Transportation committee.