This study evaluates strategies to improve safety and mobility along Steam Mill Road in southeast Columbus. The study begins at Buena Vista Road and extends along Steam Mill Road to Pinecrest Drive. The corridor is approximately two miles long with about 4,500 vehicles per day. It is a major two-lane, east-west route with several residential neighborhoods (approximately 175 fronting Steam Mill Road), churches, and small local grocery stores. Near the middle of the corridor at Dogwood Drive is Dimon Magnet Academy elementary school. Additionally, Shirley Winston Park is located at the eastern end of the study corridor at Northstar Drive. In addition to the signalized intersections of Dogwood Drive and Northstar Drive, other key intersecting streets includes Buena Vista Road, also signalized, and Southern Pines/McCartha Drive.
The primary objectives of this study are safety enhancements for the corridor including traffic calming, sidewalk repairs and extensions, intersection upgrades, and signing and marking improvements.
We need your help to fully understand how this corridor functions. Traffic counts, turning movement counts, and crash data can only provide one side of the story. Feedback from you, the citizens who drive, ride, walk, or bike along Steam Mill Road is essential to this process. Help us by visiting the Survey page, taking our survey, and contributing to the interactive map. Please also share a link to these resources on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor so your friends and neighbors can also contribute.
Do you have questions, comments, or other insights to share with the project team?
Reach out to the project manager:
Donna Newman, PE
Director of Engineering
Columbus Consolidated Government