Life in Delaware County

Intersection Work Starting In The Spring

2 Jan , 2020  

An Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to improve the intersections of US Route 42 and State Routes 745 and 257 in Delaware County is expected to begin when the construction season gets underway.

The improvements include adding left turn lanes at both intersections, widening the shoulder, as well as upgrading drainage, guardrail, traffic signals, and resurfacing. The project location is shown on the map below. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Message Boards Promoting Holiday Highway Safety

22 Dec , 2019  

Beginning this weekend, roads across Ohio will be crowded with holiday travelers. Unfortunately, that also means an uptick in traffic crashes.

“As we launch into one of the busiest travel times of the year, the way we drive over these next twelve days will impact how many people are home for the holidays or how many people ring in the new year,” said Gov. Mike DeWine.

To promote safe driving, the Ohio Department of Transportation will display several messages aimed at some of the top factors in serious or deadly crashes. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Wants To Hear From You

25 Nov , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is updating Ohio’s long-range transportation plan, called Access Ohio 2045. A part of this update is a short public survey to find out Ohioans’ views on the future of transportation.

The survey is open until November 30. ODOT’s Access Ohio team wants to hear from Delaware County residents and, indeed, all Ohio residents. More…

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Business

ODOT Approves Final Funding List; Delaware County Project Included

8 Nov , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Transportation will invest an additional $398 million into major-new projects over the next four years. ODOT’s Transportation Review Advisory Council, known as TRAC, approved the final funding list this week during a meeting in Columbus. This investment is a direct result of the transportation budget approved by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine last April. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Announces Grants For Local Transit Systems, Including In Delaware County

2 Nov , 2019  

Public transportation agencies across the state will soon benefit from millions of dollars to help with operations and improve mobility throughout Ohio. Nearly $70 million will come from the state general revenue fund. These funds were approved by the Ohio General Assembly in the most recent two-year state transportation budget; this money is not generated by the state motor fuel tax.

“We are grateful that lawmakers recognized that public transit is an important mode of transportation for getting Ohioans where they need to go,” said Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks. “These funds will help dozens of local transit agencies provide safe and reliable transportation for many Ohioans.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Driving On The Shoulder: SmartLane Arrives This Fall

10 Aug , 2019  

We here at 1808Delaware take pride on being the dedicated to sharing 100% Delaware County news and information each day. As an important part of the Columbus metropolitan area, however, we also share occasional stories that might interest those Delaware Countians who commute to Franklin County to work, shop, attend events, etc..

One key to getting around any metropolitan area is its system of roads and highways. And, as we all know, Columbus can be a bit of a bear at times from a traffic point of view. This fall, however, a change is coming to one particular stretch.

As part of Ohio’s efforts to be a leader in using technology to improve traffic and safety in the state, construction will conclude this fall on the state’s first SmartLane, a seven mile stretch of Interstate 670 between downtown and the John Glenn International Airport. More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Seeks Comments On US36 Project In Vicinity Of New Multi-Use Trail

8 Jun , 2019  

An Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to improve the intersection of U.S. 36 at County Road 605 (Condit Road) in Trenton Township in eastern Delaware County is expected to begin next summer.

The project will add a left-turn lane on U.S. 36, install a traffic signal, and make drainage improvements at the intersection. To construct these improvements, 0.437acre of a standard highway easement will be acquired from land owned by Preservation Parks of Delaware County, which is to be developed into a multi-use trail that will be part of the Ohio to Erie Trail system. More…

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Delaware County

Temporary Road Closures Announced

26 Apr , 2019  

At this time of year, end-of-winter maintenance and new projects typically result in limited road closures. So do other important events. Such will be the case over the next three days in two different southern Delaware County locations. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Looking At Variable Speed Limits

1 Mar , 2019  

On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Transportation released details about a proposal in the next two-year transportation budget, House Bill 62, to identify specific roadways where variable speed limits could enhance driver safety.

“The goal is not to constantly shift speed limits or install new speed limit signs on all of Ohio’s roads throughout the state. Instead, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) wants the ability to study specific stretches of roadway. We would analyze crash data, look at any peculiar weather phenomena, and see how congestion affects travel time to determine if a variable speed limit, one that changes only in certain conditions – such as bad weather – would improve safety along that specific stretch of road,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks. More…

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History/Tourism

Bieber Mill Safe From Planned Road Work, Report Shares

28 Feb , 2019  

Lovers of Delaware County’s historic landmarks are undoubtedly happy that planned roadwork on State Route 315 by the Ohio Department of Transportation will not impact the location of the Bieber Mill along the Olentangy River. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Seeking Comments On Proposed Resurfacing Project

6 Feb , 2019  

The City of Powell and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 6 are proposing to resurface a portion of Sawmill Parkway between Seldom Seen Road and Home Road.

The project also includes curb repairs, curb ramp improvements, and repairs of the Shared Use Path (SUP) that runs along the west side of Sawmill Parkway. ODOT, the City of Powell, and the City’s engineering consultant (EMH&T), are currently in the planning phase of the project, conducting environmental analyses, and preparing preliminary engineering plans for this project. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Record Holiday Traffic Expected In Ohio, ODOT Says

23 Dec , 2018  

AAA is forecasting that a record-4.6 million Ohioans will travel more than 50 miles from home this holiday. More than 90 percent of those Ohioans will travel by vehicle.

The last time Christmas fell on a Tuesday, 2012, Ohio roads experienced a 37 percent increase in traffic volume, according to Ohio Department of Transportation traffic count stations.”We expect to see a lot of vehicles on Ohio’s highways this holiday season, especially between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. over the weekend before Christmas,” said Dave Gardner, manager of the ODOT Traffic Monitoring Section.

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