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City of Columbus Joins Statewide Mask-Up Hoosiers Campaign

On July 1, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the launch of a statewide effort to encourage Hoosiers to wear masks when in public places as part of the state’s continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The effort, dubbed “Mask-Up Hoosiers”, encourages local communities to join with the state [...]

2020-07-01T16:41:19-04:00COVID-19, News|

Video: State Road 46 Ceremonial First Trip

On Friday, June 26, Mayor Lienhoop and his family were the first to take a ceremonial trip across the State Road 46 overpass. Special thanks to the Columbus Fire Department for driving the Mayor across in the 1937 Stutz Fire Engine, Columbus Police Department, City of Columbus Engineering Department, Columbus Redevelopment and [...]


State Road 46 Overpass Now Open to Eastbound Traffic

The City of Columbus and Indiana Department of Transportation have announced that beginning Friday June 26, eastbound traffic on State Road 46 began using the new route and the new overpass over the Louisville and Indiana Railroad.  Also on that date, State Road 11 re-opened for traffic and all lanes on the 3rd Street Bridge re-opened.


The Mask Project / El Proyecto de Tapabocas

To help promote public health in Bartholomew County, Columbus Area Arts Council has launched The Mask Project. This project is supported by a collective grant from Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Columbus Regional Health and Healthy Communities Proyecto Salud Action Team. The Mask Project is engaging local artists and designers to create custom fabric [...]

2020-06-10T15:40:55-04:00COVID-19, News|

Rental Assistance Program Now Available

 The City of Columbus has received an additional allocation from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and is accepting applications for its Rental Assistance Program to assist renters who are unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Approximately $200,000 has been set aside to provide emergency financial assistance to pay rent [...]


City of Columbus Suspends Ethnic Expo for 2020

On May 28, 2020, Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop announced that, due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding activities this fall, the Ethnic Expo planned for October 9-10, has been suspended for 2020.  Ethnic Expo is a multicultural festival which has been organized by the City of Columbus since 1983. This would have marked the 37th [...]


Street Crack Sealing and Filling Program begins May 2

On Saturday May 2, National Pavement Maintenance LLC will begin the City's Crack Sealing and Filling program. Crews will begin work on Central Avenue from Rocky Ford Road to Cunningham Drive and then move to these other areas in order; 25th Street - west side of Taylor Road to the Corporate Boundary Washington Street- south [...]


City Office and Holiday Closures for May

Due to the Governor's Stay-At-Home directive, all City offices will be closed until Friday, May 1, unless extended by the Governor. City employees are working remotely and are available via email and by phone. Visit the City website and the Department page in question for additional information. City offices will also be closed on Monday, [...]


City Street Projects to Begin April 6

2019 City Overlay As part of the 2019 Overlay project, Milestone Contractor, L.P. crews will begin patching the following streets, in this order. The patching work is expected to last approximately 2 weeks, weather permitting. Crews will then return to mill the pavement and then again for the final pavement overlay. Work for the Overlay [...]