The City of Columbus has begun a complete reconstruction of Carr Hill Road west of Interstate 65 with the goals of making the road significantly safer for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Last fall the first stage of the Carr Hill Road improvement project began with utility relocation.
Carr Hill Road will be closed to through traffic between the intersection of Terrace Lake Road and the I-65 overpass beginning on or around April 7 to October 5, with the reopening subject to weather conditions during the construction.
While Carr Hill Road is closed, a single-lane roadway will be maintained at all times for emergency vehicles and school bus traffic. Residents who live along the closed section should use the shortest route in and out of the construction area to and from their homes. All other traffic should avoid the construction area and use other routes, including Jonesville Road to Road 200S and Jonathan Moore Pike to Goeller Boulevard to Terrace Lake Road
The $1.8 million project will transform the former country road into a city thoroughfare to better serve the growing residential area on the west side of Columbus. The improved street will provide wider traffic lanes and add curbs, gutters, some storm sewers and bicycle lanes. Sidewalks will also be constructed along both sides of the street.
“Significant growth on the west side of our community has substantially increased traffic on Carr Hill Road,” Mayor Kristen Brown said. “We want to ensure everyone who travels on the road can do so safely, including motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.”
The improvements will allow Carr Hill Road to handle an increasing amount of traffic. More than 2,500 vehicles travel the road per day. In less than 15 years, the number of vehicles using the road is expected to increase by 40 percent.
The full project is expected to be completed by April 5, 2015. For more information, please contact the City of Columbus Engineering Department at 376-2540.