Rocky Ford project open house set for Thursday

Construction on Rocky Ford Road from Taylor Road to Talley Road in Columbus will begin soon and city officials want to hear your thoughts on the project.

The proposed improvements include the addition of curb and gutter, a storm sewer system, a continuous left turn lane and sidewalks. City officials say that bicycle lanes will added, in both directions, along Rocky Ford Road. Those bicycle lanes are set to run the entire length of the project.

Aimee Morris, with the Columbus Engineering Department, says that you are invited to an informational meeting Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. inside the Richards Elementary School cafeteria, located at 3311 Fairlawn Drive. She explains that the purpose of this meeting is to let residents know what to expect during tree removal, utility relocation and construction. Morris adds that information on the construction schedule and detour routes will also be available.

Morris explains that Thursday evening’s event will be “an informal open house.” She says this gathering will offer you the opportunity to look at the plans, talk with representatives of the city, as well as the design engineers and contractors.

If you have questions about Thursday night’s event, or need special accommodations, you are encouraged to call the City Engineer’s office at (812) 376-2540.