Projects in Construction:

Project #288 East State Street & US 33 Interchange Improvements – 

The US 33 & East State Street Project includes improvements to 2.96 miles of East State Street by adding an additional left turn lane, new sidewalk along the south side of the street (East Park Drive to Lowe's), signal improvements, milling and resurfacing, concrete joint repair, and pavement marking improvements.  The US 33 ramp improvements include lighting improvements, adding an additional right turn lane onto East State Street and adding an additional receiving lane on US 33.  

Freedom Construction Enterprises, Incorporated, the Contractor for the US 33 & East State Street Project, is expected to complete the ramp improvements and the East State Street Improvements between Strathmore Boulevard and Della Drive, in 2018.   The Contractor will complete milling and resurfacing on East State Street, between Home Street and Strathmore Boulevard, in spring 2019.

We appreciate your cooperation with this worthwhile project. Questions or concerns may be directed to the City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Department, 740-593-7636.  Please also watch the City website,, for project updates.    

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, and the completion of the bikeway spur is scheduled for summer, 2019.

Project #307 Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project, Phase 1 –

The Phase 1 project will include electrical upgrades, general plant improvements, and improvements to instrumentation and controls. 

Project #321 Richland Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation -          

The project includes the rehabilitation of the Richland Avenue bridge near 362 Richland Avenue. The existing bridge was constructed over Coates Run in 1935, and is a two-span reinforced concrete slab. The project includes rehabilitating the bridge with a single reinforced concrete span.    

The  project is scheduled for construction between May and August, 2019.  This project will be completed with partial width construction in two phases.  During each phase, one lane of Richland Avenue will be closed between the entrance to the Summit at Coates Run and Greenbrier Drive, and two-way traffic will be maintained with a temporary traffic signal.   

Richland Avenue Bridge Final Plan Set
Richland Avenue Project Information

Projects in Planning:

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.  Design will continue through 2018 and spring 2019.

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 2019, and construction is scheduled for 2020.

Stimson Avenue existing conditions
Stimson Avenue alternatives
Stimson Avenue alternatives matrix
Stimson Avenue preferred alternative
Stimson Avenue public comments and responses