Projects in Construction:

Project #296 NW Athens Bikeway Spur Phase 3 – 

This project includes the third phase of the NW Athens Bikeway Spur Project: Armitage Road to University Estates Boulevard.  Allard Excavation, LLC is the Contractor for the project.  Construction of the project will resume in March, 2020 and is expected to be completed in fall, 2020.

Project #311 Richland Avenue Pedestrian Improvements -

The existing at-grade crosswalk on Richland Avenue, between West Green Drive and Bobcat Lane, sees 6615 pedestrians per day with 584 pedestrians crossing during peak hour (2015 data). The improvements at the existing at-grade crosswalk on Richland Avenue include a grade-separated pedestrian facility.  Construction will begin in March, 2020 and be completed in September, 2020.

Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway Rendering
Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway Vehicular Detour

Projects in Planning:


Project #315 Stimson Avenue Improvements-

This project will extend from the roundabout to State Street. The purpose of the project is to improve safety, upgrade intersections, promote accessibility, update lighting, provide streetscape aesthetics, and replace city water, sewer, and storm infrastructure. 

Detailed design of the project will be completed in 2020, and construction is scheduled for 2021.

Stimson Avenue pre-bid questions

Project #322 West Union Street Improvements-

The purpose of the West Union Street Project is to improve: safety conditions, intersections, and accessibility. The project will also include improvements to City-owned water, sanitary, and storm utilities. The project limits are between the State Route 682 Bridge and the South Shafer Street Intersection.

An extension of Herrold Avenue is being considered to provide an alternative access to the West State Street Park, Ohio University Innovation Center, Stewart MacDonald, and other area businesses and facilities in order to improve safety, decrease congestion, and promote economic development.

West Union Street Project, Information Sheet
West Union Street Project, Comment Form
West Union Street Project, Existing Conditions
West Union Street Project, Proposed Project
West Union Street Project, Proposed Typical Sections
West Union Street Public Project Public Comments and Responses
Herrold Avenue Alternative Decision Matrix

Project #331 Safe Routes to School, Grant Street -

The City of Athens was awarded funds through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to complete a sidewalk project on Grant Street as part of a Safe Routes to School program. 

The project is anticipated to be completed in 2020.

Safe Routes to School Stage 3 Plans
Safe Routes to School Public Comment Responses