The Point Improvement Project
Establish four-lane capacity below a new railway structure, including pedestrian access on both sides of the roadway. This will reduce congestion for both Central Avenue and William Street. The City of Delaware in December 2016 was awarded federal funding through the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. Recommended was a $13.3 million application to address traffic congestion on the east side of the city, specifically at the Point intersection. Point funding would not begin until 2020, then continue in 2023 and 2024. Delaware is required to pay a 20-percent match. The transportation levy voted down Nov. 8 2016 could have provided funds for the local contribution; the city is looking to identify other funding sources and has asked Delaware County to fund some of the local match out of the countywide road and bridge tax that the county collects from city residents.
The City has an engineering contract with Gannett Fleming to do planning and environmental study work. The consultant is doing surveying and geotechnical investigation. Work in 2018 will also include development of alternatives for rail bridge replacement options which will be presented to the public in the fall for review and comment. Design work will begin in 2019.
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