The State Route 3 and South Galena
Road Intersection Improvement project is located in
Berkshire Township, as well as partially in the Village of
Galena along N. Walnut Street, in Delaware County, Ohio.
State Route 3 is classified as an urban principal arterial
highway serving regional traffic in Central Ohio.
South Galena Road is classified as a rural major collector
road. North Walnut Street in Galena is classified as a
The intersection is
currently controlled by a two-way stop.
ODOT performed a safety study at this intersection in 2013
based on a systematic review of high crash locations on
State Route 3. The study at that time concluded that
safety upgrades were needed and recommended adding turn
lanes on State Route 3. In 2015, an update of the
study was done showing that traffic volumes warranted
installation of a traffic signal.
In 2015, Delaware County, the Village of Galena and ODOT
collaborated to prepare an application for funding
assistance to implement the recommended improvements.
In 2016, about $536,000 in Federal Highway Safety
Improvement Program (HSIP) funds were obtained to pay for
about half of the cost of the needed upgrades at this
Later in 2016, Delaware County initiated design of the
improvements with a plan to construct the intersection
upgrade in 2018.
Project Location and Limits:
State Route 3 approximately 1000
feet north and south of the intersection with S. Galena Road
and N. Walnut Street. South Galena Road for
400 feet west of S.R. 3 and
North Walnut Street for approximately
400 feet east of S.R. 3.
No property acquisition is necessary to complete the
construction of the improvements.
Road Closure Information:
To be determined.
Design engineering: 2016-2017
Utility relocation: 2017-2018
1. Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program
(HSIP) funds will pay for 50% of the
construction cost of the project up to $536,250.
2. Delaware County will pay for 25% of the
construction cost, and will perform construction
engineering and testing estimated at $250,000.
3. The Village of Galena will pay for the
remaining 25% of the construction costs.
Construction plans by LJB, Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio.
contract to be competitively bid.
Questions or Comments?
Delaware County Engineer would like to hear your opinions
about the project. Please contact Tiffany Jenkins,
Project Manager at 740-833-2400 or send your questions or comments to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be
received by May 20,2017 to be considered prior to project
environmental review, consultation and other actions
required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this
project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT
pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding
dated 12/11/2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.