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 now will look to identify other sources.
William Street Improvement Project
Proposed improvements along East William Street, from Lake Street to the Point intersection, would improve traffic flow and include the Lake Street-William Street intersection. Anticipated construction is summer 2018, with funding by the Ohio Department of Transportation, plus a 20-percent match from the City of Delaware.