Wynnton Streetscape Update
You may have noticed that things are happening on Wynnton Road. A long-anticipated project is underway. With two Georgia Department of Transportation grants and after almost a decade of planning, engineering and budgeting, construction began on the Wynnton Streetscape Enhancement Project on October 24, 2017. This project will transform a .5-mile section of Wynnton Road, from Cedar Avenue to Hilton Avenue. Its realization will be a step toward eradicating a perceived dividing line, and regenerating the historic heart of our MidTown community.
During the next 12-18 months, orange cones and intermittent lane closures will be signs of progress as utility lines are relocated; new sidewalks, crosswalks, and a pocket park are constructed; and lighting and landscaping are installed.
We are grateful for the partnerships with the City of Columbus and the Georgia Department of Transportation that make this $2.5 million project possible. Generous community support from local foundations and proceeds from the MidTown MIngle provided the 20% match for 2008 and 2011 GDOT Transportation Enhancement (TE) grants that totaled $1.8 million.
We appreciate residents’ and businesses’ patience as construction is in progress, and look forward to celebrating better, safer, more attractive connections for all, and a renewed heart of Wynnton Road.