Environmental factors

Bridging the gap over 270

Hilliard’s future connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists is the focus of a trail study along Cemetery Road, over Interstate 270.

More than 45,000 vehicles access Cemetery Road in this area daily, making it Hilliard’s busiest intersection. The city is seeking public input on four alternative routes for a separated shared-use path crossing the interstate, which would improve connectivity and promote recreation, safety and multi-modal transportation.

All four path options involve building a pedestrian bridge over the interstate. The various alternatives are estimated to cost between $3.8 million and $6.2 million.

Currently, no safe options exist for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the freeway on Cemetery Road. Not all people own a car, can drive a car or want to drive for transportation, and ped-bike transportation is environmentally beneficial.

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