Archives for the month of: February, 2015

Commuting by bicycle from Glen Echo will hopefully become a lot safer starting next fall. The city’s first ever protected bike lanes will be going in on Summit Street between Hudson and 11th as a part of the repaving and re-striping of Summit and 4th Streets. Click here to read the Dispatch article. To learn even more, click here for the Feb. 2, 2015 Columbus Underground interview with Richard Ortman, Engineer and Catherine Girves of Yay Bikes.



Our neighborhood is in the target area for a new program to tint road salt so it’s easier to tell which roads have been treated for ice. Watch for blue roads this weekend.


From: Crabill, Melanie J.
Subject: City of Columbus To Add Color to Its Road Salt

During the upcoming snow event, the Snow Warriors will be testing the addition of a color tint to road salt that will be applied to Columbus streets. The product, Liquitint, will show which streets have been treated with salt (see attached photo). The color tint will be used on some of the collector and residential streets in the following area:

South of Morse Road, north of Fifth Avenue, east of Olentangy River Road, and west of Waggoner Road.

About Liquitint coloring:

– Allows the salt to be easily seen, providing road crews with easy tracking of their snow and ice treatment applications
– Liquitint is not harmful to people (including children), pets or the environment.
– Colorant is designed and highly engineered to be non-staining for pavement, skin, and clothing
– Environmentally-friendly and used in many products approved by the EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program
– Used nationally by many city and state Departments of Transportation (DOT)


Indianola Bridge Rehab, ODOT Stage 2 plans

GENCA Summary

Project description:

Rehab of Indianola Bridge over Glen Echo Ravine, minor asphalt roadway work on either side of bridge, construction of storm sewers and relocation of a 16″ waterline.


-Patching of existing concrete spandrel and wing walls (see image clip of elevations from ODOT plans below), installation of a composite fiber wrap system (CFRP) on underside of concrete arch, excavation and waterproofing of bridge structure from above, inspection and possible replacement of existing tie-rods.

-Existing stairs will remain but may be closed during construction.

-Notes indicate that bird mural is not to be disturbed.

-Approximately 7 trees within the construction limits will be removed (see image clip of construction limit from ODOT plans below). Notes indicate all other trees are not to be disturbed.

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-Bridge will be closed to all traffic during construction. Arcadia to Cliffside will be open to local traffic only.

-Traffic plan currently directs detour traffic down Arcadia, to High street and back up to Weber road to avoid the bridge construction.


To view the complete plans, click here.

To read the GENCA letter to ODOT with comments, questions and requests, click here.

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