About the Project
The Delaware County Engineer has initiated a project to improve the safety and mobility at this location. Delaware County has received federal funds to assist in making improvements to these intersections to alleviate the long backups and improve safety.
The purpose of this project is to improve the capacity and traffic control at the Home Road (CR 124) intersections with Riverside Drive (SR 257) and S. Section Line Road. Due to the current and projected operational failures (LOS F) at the intersections, there is a need to restore and maintain acceptable level of service (LOS) through the design year.
The intersections of Home Road & State Route 257 and Home & Section Line Road have a history of traffic accidents and are congested for several hours each day. About 20,706 vehicles pass through these two intersections each day.
For 2035, about 54,160 cars a day are estimated to pass through the Home Road intersections with Riverside Drive and S. Section Line Road. That is 23,080 at the Riverside intersection and 31,080 at the S. Section Line Intersection.
After careful study and consideration of the public comments received by both the public meeting as well as this website, the Delaware County Engineers Office (DCEO) in conjunction with The Ohio Department of Transportation has selected alternative R-3 as the preferred alternative effective 12-9-08.
The detailed design phase is on-going and will be completed in 2013. Right of way negotiation and acquisition began in 2010. The project is currently scheduled to begin construction in 2013.
Construction on the project began in the fall of 2013, and will be completed in the fall of 2014. Click here to visit the Delaware County Engineer’s web page for construction updates.
Click here for a map showing what the project will look like.