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Ginther joins Linden neighborhood leaders to break ground on Hudson Street rebuild

The $19 million project is projected to be finished in the summer of 2024.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Joined by Mayor Andrew Ginther, city and neighborhood leaders in Linden kicked off the reconstruction of Hudson Street between Interstate 71 and Cleveland Avenue on Tuesday.

According to the mayor’s office, the $19 million project is a key infrastructure improvement that was identified in the One Linden Community Plan.

“The City of Columbus is making a major capital investment to rebuild Hudson Street in Linden to improve transportation for all users, and create better and safer access to jobs, education, transit and other services in the community,” Ginther said. “The project represents further advancement of the ‘big ideas’ outlined in the One Linden Community Plan that the city, our partners and the Linden community are implementing to revitalize and reinvigorate this proud neighborhood.”

The roadway will be completely rebuilt, with a new waterline and storm sewers installed. A new sidewalk will be built along the north side and a shared-use path on the south for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Other changes include new traffic signals, streetlights and improvements to the east leg of the intersection at I-71.

“The Department of Public Service is excited to kick off the construction phase of rebuilding Hudson Street,” said Director Jennifer L. Gallagher. “Our Design and Construction team has spent many, many months completing the detailed planning and design work needed to prepare for construction, and we look forward to delivering a brand-new Hudson to Linden that supports safe multimodal travel.”

Currently, construction is happening between Cleveland Avenue and McGuffey Road for crews to install the new 24-inch waterline to replace the 100-year-old one. The second phase of construction will be between McGuffey Road and I-71.

The mayor’s office said each phase is expected to take one construction season and the new Hudson Street is projected to be fully open in summer 2024.

During construction, eastbound traffic will be open on Hudson Street while westbound traffic will be detoured to Weber Road.

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