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File #: 2837-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/12/2022 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/21/2022 Final action: 11/23/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to grant consent and propose cooperation with the Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, State of Ohio for work to be performed along US Route 23 at I-270 and Rathmell Road in the south side of the City; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to grant consent and propose cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) relative to the FRA-270-51.50/FRA-23-4.19 project, PID 92616.

The aforementioned effort, which is slated to commence in the summer of 2023, encompasses various improvements to the I-270 and US 23 interchanges and the US 23 and Rathmell Road intersection on the south side of Columbus. Proposed work includes removing/reconfiguring/rebuilding various ramps; installing signals; relocating power poles; rehabilitating bridge structures; increasing safety and reducing congestion through the intersection of U.S 23 and Rathmell Road by adding turn lanes and upgrading signals; adding a third lane on US 23 northbound; and other associated work within City Limits.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
There is no anticipated cost to the City for this project, as ODOT shall assume and bear all associated preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and construction costs.

3. MINORITY AND WOMAN OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE & SMALL LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
ODOT is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio and intends to be solely responsible for all costs incurred during the completion of the necessary highway improvements. As such, MBE/WBE/SLBE program requirements are not applicable.

4. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to maintain the schedule ODOT has established for this project.

Title
To authorize the Director of Public Service to grant consent and propose cooperation with the Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, State of Ohio for work to be performed along US Route 23 at I-270 and Rathmell Road in the south side of the City; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) proposes to construct various improvements to the FRA-IR270/US23 and FRA-US23/Rathmell Road interchanges including: removing, reconfiguring, ...

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