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CITY OF COLUMBUS

CORRIDOR STUDIES

Welcome to the City of Columbus Corridor Studies project website!

The City of Columbus is reviewing traffic engineering needs along three corridors, and incorporating your feedback through the process.

The overall purpose of these three corridor studies is to create safer walking and driving environments by reducing the frequency and severity of crashes. There are several methods to effectively reduce crashes, including a reduction of vehicle speeds, improving visibility, re-aligning intersections, adding additional turn lanes or vehicle storage capacity, or improving intersection crossings such as crosswalks, lighting, or pavement markings.

LOCATION MAPS

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13th Street Corridor

The project begins near Chattahoochee River Bridge and extends approximately 0.4 miles to the east, ending at 5th Ave.

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8th Street Corridor

The project begins at Front Ave and extends approximately 0.4 miles to the east, ending at Veterans Pkwy.

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17th Avenue Corridor

The project begins at 17th St and extends approximately 0.9 miles to the north, ending at Talbotton Rd.

*click on the maps above to view each corridor in more detail

ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES

This study will review current conditions of the roadway, sidewalks, crosswalks, traffic control, vehicle speeds, and intersections for the purpose of developing a menu of corridor improvement options. Some recommendations can be implemented very quickly and affordably. Other recommendations may be more costly and require additional planning. Your input is an essential element of this process.

This process will involve a review of (a) Safety, (b) Operations, and (c) Environmental Factors before developing some project concepts and cost estimates. Outreach is an initial first step, and will inform the conceptual design options.

Through feedback from our interactive maps, we want you to guide the project team on developing the list of improvements and prioritizing their implementation. We are examining safety elements for all modes, including automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians, and transit.

GENERAL SCHEDULE

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The project can be summarized in three general phases, presented below. The public involvement phase gathers some of the relevant data and initiates outreach from those who use these corridors daily. Outreach helps identify the issues that are most common, and defines the types of engineering improvements that may be warranted. The analysis of data phase, which overlaps with public involvement, provides a summary of feedback and is supplemented by further review of traffic counts, speed studies, and existing right-of-way boundaries. Feedback helps refine, evaluate, and eliminate some potential alternatives so that we arrive at a locally-preferred alternative strategy. The final phase involves a review of conceptual design options and document in a consistent and concise manner so that the project may proceed into engineering-level design.