Plans are underway in New Albany, Ohio to widen Beech Road following announcement that funding for the project has been approved. It is possible that the eminent domain process could be used to obtain any necessary rights of way needed to complete the project.
The city plans to widen Beech Road from Smith’s Mill Road north to Jugg Street. The proposed improvements include addition of a center turn lane and widening the pavement from 22 feet to 36 feet. In addition, a dedicated bike lane and a separated 8 foot wide leisure path would be constructed. Widening will occur on the east side of the road only.
New Albany received a grant from the Oho Public Works Commission (OPWC) in the amount of $995,000 to offset the cost of the construction, estimated at approximately $2 million dollars.
Construction is anticipated to begin this year.
Property owners may be impacted by the widening and construction of the New Albany bike lane and leisure path, have the right to be fairly and adequately compensated. The Columbus Ohio eminent domain attorneys at Clark, Perdue and List may be able to help.