State Street project hitting a snag

The city of Columbus will be taking more steps to improve State Street in the East Columbus neighborhood this year but it is running into some obstacles.

Mayor Jim Lienhoop explains that the project is not moving as fast as he would like to add bike lanes to the bridge over Haw Creek. The city plans to add a cantilevered section to the bridge to hold bike lanes.

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The Columbus Redevelopment Commission will be discussing funding for the State Street project tonight. The commission will consider the funding of Phase I of project which includes the bridge redevelopment, gateway feature and some intersection improvements at McKinley Avenue and State Street

Members of the State Street Area Association are urging residents and others interested in the project to come to tonight’s meeting of the commission. That starts at 6 p.m. at Columbus City Hall.