Front Street and Marconi Boulevard to go Two-Way in 2013
The conversion of Downtown streets from one-way to two-way continues with news that the treatment will come to portions of Marconi Boulevard and Front Street in 2013. A portion of Front Street south of Broad Street was converted in 2009, with Civic Center Drive (what Marconi turns into south of Broad) following suit with the completion of The Scioto Mile.
“The two-way conversion of Front and Marconi north of Broad Street is one of the things we’re working on right now,” said Randy Bowman, Division of Mobility Options Administrator at the Columbus Department of Public Service. “We would like to get it accomplished next year.”
Bowman says that other Downtown streets may follow suit.
“We’re taking a fresh look at the rest of the one way streets Downtown to see if we can convert them to two way,” he explained. “We’re also overlaying the Bicentennial Bikeways plan over all of the streets, which is all being looked at through the Downtown Action Plan.”
A more concrete timeline on the conversion of Front and Marconi is expected following the completion of an engineering study taking place this winter.
For a more in-depth look at the process of converting one-way streets to two-way streets, CLICK HERE.