Genoa projects require closures


By Gary Budzak - [email protected]



A sign alerts drivers that Red Bank Road will be closed next week for culvert replacement. On Wednesday, traffic was down to one lane with temporary stop lights installed for other work being done along Red Bank.

A sign alerts drivers that Red Bank Road will be closed next week for culvert replacement. On Wednesday, traffic was down to one lane with temporary stop lights installed for other work being done along Red Bank.


Gary Budzak | The Gazette

WESTERVILLE — Genoa Township announced two projects that will require closures next week.

First, a portion of Red Bank Road will be closed the week of Aug. 22 for a culvert replacement. “Please plan accordingly if you use Red Bank Road between Center Village Road and Briton Woods Drive,” the township announced Wednesday on its social media platforms. The closure is expected to be next Monday through Thursday, weather permitting.

The other project will be the replacement of the trail that follows Center Green Drive from Aug. 22-26

“Children who use the trail to get to Alcott Elementary School and Westerville Central High School should plan alternate routes until the project is complete,” the township said.

With the school year starting, Genoa reposted a reminder from the Delaware County engineer regarding school bus safety. State law says that on a two-lane or three-lane roadway “when a school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop” whether or not there is a turn lane. However, when there are four lanes or more and a school bus stops for passengers, “only traffic following the bus must stop” whether or not there is a median separation.

The Engineer’s Office also gave an update on the continuing work at the intersection of Worthington and Africa roads. Technically, this is in Orange Township, but many drivers from Genoa use this for their commute.

“There will soon be a change in the current Traffic Pattern,” read a Facebook post. “The east-leg of the intersection will open-up completely for travel, while the west-leg of the intersection will close to westbound traffic but remain open for east-bound travel.”

Those who do drive along Worthington Road through the construction area have noticed steady progress on bulldozing a hill so that it is level with the lane that it is already completed.

Earlier in the month, the Genoa Township Police Department had its National Night Out at McNamara Park. Among the highlights was a water balloon fight between the kids versus the combined police and fire departments.

“Sadly, Police and Fire lost the battle and were soaked!” GTPD posted.

A sign alerts drivers that Red Bank Road will be closed next week for culvert replacement. On Wednesday, traffic was down to one lane with temporary stop lights installed for other work being done along Red Bank.
https://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2022/08/web1_Genoa-street-sign.jpgA sign alerts drivers that Red Bank Road will be closed next week for culvert replacement. On Wednesday, traffic was down to one lane with temporary stop lights installed for other work being done along Red Bank. Gary Budzak | The Gazette

By Gary Budzak

[email protected]

Gary Budzak covers the eastern half of Delaware County. He may be reached at the above email address or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.

Gary Budzak covers the eastern half of Delaware County. He may be reached at the above email address or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.