Projects in Construction:
ODOT 33/50 Project:
Project #335 West Washington Street Improvements Project
The purpose of the West Washington Street Improvements Project is to improve sidewalks and lighting on West Washington Street between North Shafer Street and South Lancaster Street.
The project is expected to be completed in spring, 2023.
The purpose of the Shafer Street Tunnel Repair Project is to upgrade a section of storm tunnel on North Shafer Street between West State Street and Byard.
The project is expected to be completed in spring 2023.
Projects in Planning:
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, 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
West Union Street Project, Revised Construction Limits 09/03/2020
West Union Street Project, Revised Construction Limits_2022
West Union Street Improvements Project Public Comments and Responses_10252022
Project #329 Athens Uptown Improvements Project, Phase 1
The project limits are West Washington Street, between Congress Street and College Street, and State Street, between Congress Street and College Street. The project will tie into the newer features on Court Street, which underwent a pedestrian improvements project in phases between 1995 and 2007.
The purpose of the Athens Uptown Improvements Project, Phase 1, is to improve the safety of the area for bicycles and pedestrians and build off of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, the Active Transportation Plan, and the City's Comprehensive Plan Update.
Preliminary planning and design efforts will begin in 2022.