Up for a public hearing at Columbus Council's Tuesday meeting is a law that has not been well publicized, but is sure to affect 911 calls and mailing addresses in a neighborhood some call Maridele Estates, east of River Road and south of 54th Street.
That’s where a resident last August complained that duplicated street names were impeding a prompt response to 911 calls. The confusion’s caused by two separate streets that in different stretches are named both Crockett Drive and Abbott Avenue.
Both streets make sharp turns where they’re divided by a creek, and that’s where their names change. From Morris Drive west to the creek, one street is Crockett Drive. At the turn it becomes Abbott Avenue. The city proposes that part of Crockett be renamed “East Crockett Drive.”
On the other side of the creek, from the sharp turn north to 54th Street, the road is named Abbott Avenue, even though it’s Crockett Drive from that turn west to Lichfield Road. To fix this, the city suggests the street from the creek to Turner Road be renamed Crockett Drive, and that from Turner Road to 54th Street, it be called not Abbott Avenue but “North Abbott Avenue.”