City adds more bike lanes on Linworth and Kelton

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The City of Columbus is adding to its growing miles of bikeways with the installation of bike lanes on Linworth Road and Kelton Avenue this month.

The addition of bike lanes on both sides of Linworth Road between Linworth Road East and Hard Road will be completed today, Thursday, August 13. In addition, Bike Route signs will be installed on the following streets:

  • Rutherglen Drive, between Sefton Park Drive and Southview Drive
  • Sefton Park Drive, between Hard Road and Rutherglen Drive
  • Southview Drive, between Clubview Boulevard South and Rutherglen Drive

The project is a collaboration between the City of Columbus, the City of Worthington and the Ohio Department of Transportation. The three streets are part of a recommended alternate route for bicyclists to use on the Olentangy Greenways Trail while a section of the trail is closed during construction of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s I-270/S.R. 315 Interchange Project. The Olentangy Greenways Trail between Worthington Hills and Olentangy River Parklands at Wilson Bridge Road will be closed during the construction. That section of the trail will be closed starting on August 10, 2015, and is scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2016, weather permitting.

The Linworth Road bike lanes and the Bike Route signs on Rutherglen Drive, Sefton Park Drive and Southview Drive will be permanent and will remain in place after ODOT completes construction of the I-270/S.R. 315 Interchange Project.

A new bike lane will be added to Kelton Avenue between East Main Street and Franklin Park South on August 18 – 19, 2015, weather permitting. The bike lane will be added along the east side of Kelton Avenue between on-street parking spaces and the vehicle travel lane. Kelton Avenue between East Main Street and Franklin Park south will be reconfigured from its current two travel lanes to one travel lane. No parking spaces will be removed. The addition of the bike lane and change to a single travel lane will increase safety for bicyclists and help calm vehicle traffic.

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