Dublin could have new turn lanes next summer

October 31, 2013 by  

Dublin and Glick roads are regular sources of traffic jams, and several of the agencies responsible for overseeing the intersection are taking action.

Shawnee Hills, Delaware County, Dublin itself, and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) all have to work together to get improvements started. Recently, Shawnee Hills and the Dublin City Council came to an agreement to solve some of the intersection’s problems. Dublin’s City Manager, Martha Grigsby, said the agreement represents the most progress made to date on the project.

According to Dublin City Engineer Paul Hammersmith, each part of the crossroads will get its own left-turn lane. Although Hammersmith describes the construction as an “interim solution,” he also expects it will allow the intersection to receive a passing grade for another 10 – 15 years.

Funding for the construction will come from several sources. Dublin put in $500,000 in its Capital Improvements Program for the years 2014-2018 and plans to add an additional $50,000. Ohio will loan Dublin $250,000, which the city has agreed to pay back over a 10-year period. The money to pay back the loan will come from State Highway Fund revenues.

Delaware County will put in $100,000 while ODOT will contribute $150,000. Shawnee Hills has applied for a state grant as well, and officials in the various communities and agencies believe the project has an excellent chance of receiving funding.

Dublin officials might work with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for residents, telling them of the construction and suggesting alternate routes.