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.

The  project is scheduled for construction between May and fall, 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 2020, and construction is scheduled for 2021.

Stimson Avenue Stage 2 Plans

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

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