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Sidewalks coming to W. 3rd Ave in 5xNW

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This topic contains 10 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by King Gambrinus King Gambrinus 2 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #1127523
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    Per Councilman Stinziano’s FB post:

    You’ve asked for sidewalks… they’re coming: sidewalks on the north side and a shared use pedestrian-bike path planned for the southside, street lights, landscaping and 95 trees planted in the area. Construction to begin in July.

    #1127527
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    so…. about that rail bridge..

    #1127532

    futureman
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    I would assume the widening would be starting as well. There is no room for a sidewalk and a shared use path under the existing bridge.

    #1127545
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    I would assume the widening would be starting as well. There is no room for a sidewalk and a shared use path under the existing bridge.

    That’s no small job, and with the opening of Nationwide soon 3rd ave might be the new sawmill road traffic nightmare. Which sucks because I drive up and down it at least twice a day.

    oh well.

    #1127546

    OneBagTravel
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    Yeah nobody wants to touch that bridge apparently. But it’s going to need widening once everything is finished.

    #1127548

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Yay more construction!

    #1127551

    RedStorm
    Participant

    ^How else are you going to fit in a sidewalk that currently doesn’t exist?

    #1127556

    futureman
    Participant

    Yeah, it’s going to be pretty bad. This is major project and I think it would take a long time. It’s very much needed and look forward to it being completed. The last time 3rd ave closed it caused a lot of backups on 5th Ave and King … and that was before Giant Eagle opened.

    At least the Northwest Blvd rebuild/reconfigure project should be wrapping up in August from everything I’ve heard. Right now it’s in pretty rough shape.

    #1127565

    ohbr
    Participant

    Perfect timing. Nationwide moves its first several hundred employees in Monday and is phasing in a couple thousand more over the next 6-8 months… Needs to be done, wish it had started 6 months ago.

    #1127584

    Pablo
    Participant

    Sidewalks can be placed beneath the bridge on the embankment side of the bridge piers. Small retaining walls need to be built to hold back the embankment, similar to the sidewalks along Olentangy River Rd. beneath 315 (just north of Lennox).

    https://goo.gl/maps/YKRsiJSnm2r

    #1127692
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    This is very much needed. Without sidewalks things that distance wise are walkable seem very uninviting. Looking forward to this as well as the rail road bridge redo. I might actually venture west across the river on foot. Currently I never make it further than Pizza Cucinova.

    I’m also curious to see how the new nationwide traffic affects things. Hopefully things won’t get too bogged down.

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