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Council approves $400,000 changes to 10th and 12th Street

The Columbus City Council approved an ordinance that will convert 10th St. and 12th St. into two-way streets.

The streets currently only allow one-way traffic.

According to the ordinance, after the conversion 10th St. will either have one or two lane traffic in both directions. The number of traffic lanes will depend on street width, street parking, and the need for left-turn lanes. The number of parking spaces and loading zones should not change.

To accommodate for the change, the raised median located at the Veterans Pkwy. and 10th St. intersection will be removed and replaced with a left-turn lane. The cost of this conversion is approximately $387,000, primarily due to the new traffic signals that will be installed.

After the conversion, 12th St. will have one lane traffic in both directions. The number of parking spaces and loading zones should not change. The raised median located at the Veterans Pkwy. and 10th St. intersection will be removed and replaced with a left-turn lane. A new traffic signal will be installed, and a 'STOP' sign will be installed at the 6th Ave. intersection. The estimated cost of this project is $13,000.

The total cost of both conversions is $400,000.

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