The extension of Columbus Street and new at-grade railroad crossing will allow for the redevelopment of the adjacent parcels and provide connectivity to the former Beulah Park site. The improvement will consist of a new public roadway, ancillary infrastructure improvements including storm sewers, waterlines, streetlights and sidewalks.
Additionally, this plan will incorporate a public plaza, a public parking lot with underground stormwater storage and other streetscape amenities to enhance the Town Center experience and serve as a gateway to the Beulah redevelopment.
The project limits for the at-grade railroad crossing extend along the existing CSXT mainline track at Grant Avenue to a proposed crossing northeast of Front Street where the Columbus Street extension will be located.
Columbus Street is Open
Work is ongoing to complete landscaping, streetlighting and sidewalks.
Grant Street Railroad Crossing Closure
Grant Avenue is permanently closed at the railroad crossing at Front Street. The current phase of the Columbus Street Extension, Parking and Railroad Crossing project involves preparing the Columbus Street Extension to span the railroad crossing northeast of Front Street, requiring removal of the crossing at Grant Avenue.
Drivers who wish to travel east or west of Front Street should utilize Park Street until the Columbus Street Extension is completed.
- Contract Duration: January 2021 to November 2021
COLUMBUS STREET BIRDS EYE VIEWS
Columbus Street View from Broadway, Sept. 2021