The City of Worthington and partner entities City of Columbus, Perry Township, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) have identified a shared goal for improvement of the State Route 161 (SR 161) corridor between Olentangy River Road and Sawmill Road.
ODOT agreed to work with the partner jurisdictions to administer a comprehensive evaluation of the corridor. The consulting firm of Mead and Hunt, along with subconsultants Burgess & Niple for traffic analysis, and Lawhon & Associates for public involvement and environmental analysis, has been hired to conduct the study. The study was launched during the summer of 2016 and is ongoing. The purpose of the study is to develop a strategy for improvements that are constructable and fundable to reduce congestion and delay, improve safety and provide bikeway/pedestrian accommodations.
An Advisory Committee comprised of members from each of the partner jurisdictions and representatives of neighborhood groups along the corridor is meeting to provide ideas and input. A public open house will be held in May/June 2017 to present alternatives and gather public comments.Project Updates from the City of Worthington.