Update: Work under way on traffic improvement project, Tuesday celebration to include mural painting, free pizza

Barriers and signs in middle of intersection

Reminder: The entire College Hill ┬áneighborhood is invited to take part in the August 1 official kickoff of the traffic improvement project and National Night Out celebration. Among the highlights of the event … on Mendenhall Street between Rankin Place and Carr Street … from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m:

  • Mural painting at the intersection of Mendenhall and Carr (you’re invited to join in!),
  • A splash pool, hula hoop making, corn hole and other activities for kids;
  • A bike blender;
  • Free pizza from Slices by Tony; and
  • Free drinks provided by Morehead Foundry.

Neighborhood volunteers and city staff began work last Friday on traffic-slowing installations that will be tested on Mendenhall Street. The changes will be evaluated for their effectiveness and community response before permanent changes are made. A second phase in the fall will target Spring Garden Street. The project is being funded by the College Hill Municipal Service District.

Crosswalk formed by stencils of blue jeans

Carr Street gets a center line and decorative crosswalk at Mendenhall Street.

Volunteers in yellow safety vests painting, etc.

Volunteers work on the parklet on Mendenhall at Carr Street.

Part of the street blocked off and painted purple

One lane of Walker coming up from Tate street has been blocked (and painted purple) to get cars away from the bushes that block the view of traffic approaching on Mendenhall from the north and to better manage Eastbound Walker traffic entering the intersection.

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