City reveals latest transportation plan


By Brandon Klein - bklein@civitasmedia.com



Delaware City Council is expected to receive a final version of its 2016 transportation plan, which is dependent upon the outcome of a income tax levy issue in the upcoming November election.

The version has 60 proposed projects including nine priority projects identified and publicized by the city as part of its “Moving Delaware Forward” initiative to revamp its transportation system.

Voters are asked to approve to increase the tax from 1.85 percent to 2 percent, which would generate an additional $2.2 million annually spent for projects and road maintenance and resurfacing.

The original plan was started in 2001 with that last update in 2004. Some projects were removed from the list because they were no longer deemed viable, according to Bill Ferrigno, director of public works/city engineer.

“We’re trying to keep some projects that are feasible that are attainable in a 20-year horizon,” he said during Tuesday’s Public Works/Utilities Committee meeting.

Ferrigno provided The Gazette in July a draft list of the 2016 transportation plan’s roadway improvement projects. Since then minor changes have been made for the current version.

The following are the 60 projects broken down by area:

Northwest

1. West Central Avenue Reconstruction

2. West Central/Elizabeth Intersection

3. West Central/Euclid Intersection

4. West Central Lowering (CSX Railway)

5. West Central/Buehler/Chatham Turn lanes

6. West William Reconstruction

7. West William/Curtis Street Intersection

8. West William/Valleyside Drive Signal

9. Valleyside Drive Extension

10. Houk Road Widening (William to Central)

11. Springer Woods Boulevard Extension

12. Merrick Boulevard Extension (203/37)

13. Merrick Boulevard Extension (Troy Road)

14. Troy Road Realignment

15. North Houk Road Extension

16. Residential Collector (Troy to 203)

17. Rutherford Avenue Extension

18. Heritage/Hope Extensions

19. Residential Collector (23 to Rutherford)

Northeast

1. Glenn Road (US36 to US42)

2. Glenn Road (US42 to US23)

3. East Central Avenue Reconstruction

4. East Central/Lake Street Intersection

5. The Point Intersection/NS Bridge

6. Ferguson Drive Extension (Bowtown to Vernon)

7. Vernon Avenue Extension

8. Brittany Drive Extension

9. SR521/Bowtown Road Intersection

10. Biltmore Drive Extension

Southwest

1. Sawmill Parkway Ext. (US42 to Section Line)

2. Jeg’s Boulevard Extension

3. Slack Road Reconstruction

4. Slack Road Connector

5. Owen-Fraley Connector

6. Colomet Drive Extension

7. Boulder Drive Extension

8. Section Line Road/Pittsburgh Drive Intersection

9. Cobblestone-Penick Connector

10. Curtis Street Realignment

11. McWherter Court Extension

12. London Road/Curtis Street Intersection

13. London Road/Liberty Road Intersection

14. Curtis Street/Firestone Drive Intersection

Southeast

1. South-East Bypass

2. US23-Stratford Road Connector

3. US23/Hull Drive Intersection

4. US23/Wal-Mart/Stratford Dr. Intersection

5. US23/Hawthorn Blvd Intersection

6. Pollock Road Extension/Realignment

7. Cheshire Road Relocation

8. Collector Street (Cheshire/Ohio Health)

9. Collector Street (Cheshire-Peachblow)

10. Glenn Parkway (Sycamore to Berlin)

11. Glenn Parkway (NS Railway)

12. Glenn Parkway (Berlin to Curve)

13. Glenn Road Reconstruction (Curve to Mill Run)

14. Nutter Lane Extension

15. Collector Street (Glenn/Berlin Curve)

16. Collector Street (Terra-Alta)

17. Collector Street (Braummiler/Terra-Alta)

By Brandon Klein

bklein@civitasmedia.com

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.