Summer along riverfront is all work, no play
The Dispatch wrote Summer along river is all work, no play
Thursday, April 10, 2008
BY TIM DOULIN
Work is under way to transform the east riverfront strip from Bicentennial Park to W. Broad Street into the Scioto Mile, which includes a promenade with benches and swings, bicycle and pedestrian paths, planters and fountains along Civic Center. Bicentennial Park will receive a face-lift, including a cafe, permanent band shell and a signature fountain.
To accommodate the work, Civic Center is down to one lane southbound. Besides inconveniencing drivers, some of the festivals and events traditionally held there are moving elsewhere temporarily, some for at least two years.
Civic Center, which has been four lanes southbound, will be converted to one lane in each direction between Broad and Rich streets, and should be finished by summer 2009.