ODOT expects to open Worthington Road soon

December 26, 2016 by  

Lewis Center residents will be interested to learn that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has updated its forecast for opening roads after construction.

Worthington Road between Gemini and Polaris Parkway has been realigned, and is expected to open in its new configuration very soon. The opening had been scheduled for an earlier date, but the traffic signals were changed during the ‘flash phase’, necessitating the delay.

When the road opens, Worthington Road northbound will have one left-turn lane as well as two right-turn lanes at Gemini. Worthington Road southbound will have a through lane, a right-turn/through lane, and two left-turn lanes at Polaris.

At the Worthington intersection with Polaris, there is a designated right-turn lane. This lane is currently closed, and will remain shut down until May, while work continues on traffic signals.

On Orion Place northbound at Gemini, there is a second left-turn lane, which is also closed. The current thinking is that it will open in January, after a traffic signal cabinet arrives and is installed. It is unsafe to open the lane without the new signal, according to ODOT.

In the spring, Worthington Road will be receive a final paving, as well as permanent striping. These measures will also take place at Gemini’s east end. The entire project is expected to be completed by June 2017 at the latest.

Agencies like this can benefit by working with flyer printing companies, which can create mailers for locals listing changes in road status.

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