Road Improvements - Perry Road to US 23)
Public Meeting Materials:
Information and project exhibits from the
public meeting held Thursday, November 6, 2014 are available below.
3-lane conceptual plan (west half)
3-lane conceptual plan (east half)
Typical roadway sections
The study area is 1.08 miles along Home Road
from Perry Road (Olentangy River) to 0.25 miles west of U.S. 23 located
in Liberty and Orange Townships in Southern Delaware County, Ohio. This
area of Home Road is residential and includes 30 driveways throughout.
Purpose & Need:
The purpose of the project is to provide
better connectivity between U.S. 23 and S.R. 315 along Home Road. The
solution for this project needs to provide for shorter term needs as
well as provide for longer term demands. It must address the following:
capacity and levels of service on the roadway network throughout the
- Provide for the safe and efficient flow of local and regional traffic
on the roadway network in the study area.
- Enhance safety of vehicles and
pedestrians in the study area.
- Be consistent with existing
transportation and land use plans in the study area.
Improvements are needed in this area due to
the projected traffic and the improvements of the S.R. 315 and U.S. 23
intersections with Home Road. This section of Home Road currently has an
acceptable level of service (40-45 mph average travel speed during the
peak hours). The proposed three-lane alternative with a center turn lane
would handle the projected traffic and maintain an acceptable level of
next 10 years.
Building the proposed 3-lane alternative
provides short term benefits for Home Road for the next ten years. By
adding a center turn lane, traffic is allowed to flow more freely and it
will minimize rear end crashes from left turns into the existing
driveways as traffic increases in the area. Pedestrian safety is also
improved by widening the roadway to 12 foot lanes and 2 foot shoulders
which allows for more
room for bicycles until a shared-use path is
Next, widening the
existing two lane roadway will allow for the construction of Home Road
to be completed quicker and the existing pavement can be re-used for
most of the project. Drainage will be improved by designing better
ditches and replacing existing pipes. Finally, property impacts will be
minimized due to the narrow footprint of the three lane option.
Questions or Comments:
Please address comments to:
Doug Riedel P.E.
50 Channing St.
Delaware, OH 43015