Poshard Drive extension approved

Poshard Drive at the Columbus Municipal Airport will see an  extension of about 750 feet under a proposal approved by the city’s redevelopment commission.

Airport Director Bryan Payne told the commission last fall that the street would have to be extended from Vickers Drive to encourage development at the airport property. The school district is planning a soccer complex in that area, and the street expansion would allow the complex to sit back from Vickers Drive and allow more business development at the airport, said Payne.

Budgeted for just over $416,000, the project is being paid for out of the airport’s revenues of the tax increment financing district at the airport..

Payne says bids on the project are expected within one month. The project itself is expected to take approximately three months. The ultimate goal, says Payne is to connect Poshard Drive with River Road, creating a new main entrance into the air park.

The commission voted unanimously to approve the resolution at its meeting on Monday