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.
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.