The Delaware County Engineer’s Office has issued its 2023 Paving and its 2023-24 Road Projects guides.
Fourteen major road projects will take place in 2023, and seven will start in 2024. Sixty-four township roads and 26 county roads will be improved by paving, as well.
Below is information about the work going on in the western half of the county (eastern half will be highlighted in a separate article):
• Asphalt paving 1.51 miles of roads in the O’Shaughnessy Reserve and Tartanfields subdivisions, Kellogg Drive, Raynor Court and Shadow Woods Court.
• Berlin Station Road and Braumiller Road intersection (June to September 2023): This $2 million project will replace a large concrete culvert south of the intersection, with minor shoulder widening east to Glenn Parkway. There will be a 6- to 8-week closure of Braumiller south of Berlin Station.
• Curve Road pavement repair and crack sealing for about a mile.
• Asphalt paving and pavement repairs to Carriage, Chapman and West Orange roads (3.52 miles total).
• Home Road Recreational Trail (August to October 2023): A 10-foot-wide path will be built on the north side of Home Road from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church to Olentangy Liberty High School. It is being paid for with Delaware County Trail Assistance, Liberty Township, Powell, Preservation Parks and State Capital Funding.
• Old Sawmill Road and Presidential Parkway (July to October 2023): This is a $1.55 million roundabout project, with resurfacing. The county said there will be “full intersection closure for about eight weeks.”
• Hyatts Road widening (spring/summer 2024): The $1.7 million project will widen Hyatts to a three-lane section between the two roundabouts at Steitz Road and Sawmill Parkway. For three months, one-way traffic will be maintained.
• Steitz Road widening (summer/fall 2024): A $2.72 million project will widen and improve drainage on Steitz from Harvest Point to Hyatts Road. There will be full closure for four months. “Two-way access to Harvest Point and Liberty Grand Boulevard maintained from Home Road,” the county said.
• Chip sealing Hoskins and Roberts roads, pavement repairs to Buttermilk Hill Road, and North Section Line Road reconstruction (2.62 miles in all).
• Russell Road paving and widening, and Taylor Road repairs and chip sealing (1.54 miles total).
• Warrensburg Road over Scioto River (summer/fall 2024): The $700,000 project will close the bridge for 3-4 months. The county said the work will consist of “Rehabilitation of the existing pony-truss on Warrensburg Road just east of SR 257 including replacement of the floor system and repair of the truss.”
• Asphalt repairs on 7.31 miles of Brown, Davis-Kirk, Marsh, Mooney, Neel, Smokey and Welsh roads.
• Chip sealing Bishop, Sherwood and Troutman roads (2.31 miles in all).
There will also be five small bridge replacement projects in the county from April to November, including Whipple Road east of Horsehoe Road. There will also be restriping on 50 miles of various county roads.
Assistant Editor Gary Budzak covers the eastern half of Delaware County and surrounding areas. He may be reached at [email protected]