12th Avenue Viaduct Updates

COLUMBUS – The Columbus City Council approved a number of resolutions during their meeting on Monday night in regards to the 12th Avenue viaduct project.

Three different relocation agreements were approved for buildings and residences which are currently in the path of the proposed construction area. Those included the relocation of the City’s Cemetery Maintenance Building, a residence at 1204 10th Street, and various Loup River Public Power District power lines.

The City will pay Columbus resident Rick Bogus $7,192 for the relocation of the cemetery building, $65,453.44 will be paid to Darvin & Marry Anne Smith for the purchase of their property on 10th Street, and $400 will be paid to Nick Dizona of Real Property Appraisals for incidental expenses for the relocation of the property on 10th Street.

LRPPD is willing to relocate or modify the placement of the power lines in the 12th Avenue area, and the City says that it’s willing to reimburse LRPPD for non-betterment costs and expenses. LRPPD is also in the process of constructing a new service center along Lost Creek Parkway to avoid any complications between their current service center and the viaduct project.

The City Council also approved of the project’s preliminary plans, specifications, and estimates, where construction is being estimated at $9.5 million. Construction on the 12th Avenue viaduct is not anticipated to begin until the Spring of 2019.

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