In 2013 the City of Hilliard initiated a multi-year program to design and construct pathways to promote bicycle and pedestrian mobility and safety throughout the City. Each year, various projects will be designed and then programmed for construction in subsequent years based on available funding.
Example projects include:
Frazell Road Multi-Use Path
:: Project Completed in Spring 2014
The pathway is on the north side of Frazell Road between Franks Park and the pathway that runs behind Tinapple Plaza and connects to Hilliard Rome Road. Crossings of Frazell Road at Bohlen Drive and Hyde Park Drive will provide access to this path from the Westbriar, Brookfield Village, and Hyde Park subdivisions.
Hilliard Municipal Park Pathways
This project will create additional pathways through the park and connect to various subdivisions and private residential developments adjacent to the park. Construction of these pathways will be phased, based on funding and will likely begin in 2015.
Heritage Rail Trail Extension – Phase 1
The long range plan for the City of Hilliard is to extend the Heritage Rail Trail to the southeast from its existing terminus in Old Hilliard to the intersection of Leap Road and Scioto Darby Road near the Darby Glen Subdivision. The Heritage Rail Trail is one of the City’s greatest assets, and this extension provides an opportunity to connect many residents and neighborhoods to Old Hilliard, Homestead Park, and the rural areas of northwest Franklin County. The land on which the old railroad tracks were located is still owned by the railroad, but the City is actively working with the railroad to obtain rights to extend the path from Columbia Street to Hilliard City Hall (Phase 1). Phase 1 would extend behind Starliner Diner and includes the crossing of Cemetery Road via the bridge west of Norwich Street. The Hilliard City Hall parking lot would provide parking for the Trail. The timing of this extension is dependent on the status of the Landmark Lofts development – optimistically, construction could begin as early as 2014.
Phase 2, which would include the extension of the Heritage Rail Trail from Hilliard City Hall to the Leap/Scioto Darby/Darby Glen intersection, is unknown at this time.
East Pool Park Loop
This project will create a loop path and better connection to the park behind the east pool from Schirtzinger Road. Construction of this pathway is dependent on funding and will likely begin in 2015.