Northeast Gateway Project

Huntley - Wilson Bridge - Worthington-Galena Realignment Project

The City of Worthington is partnering with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to improve congestion and traffic flow at the intersection of Huntley Road, Wilson Bridge Road, and Worthington-Galena Road, which is also known as the "Northeast Gateway." Planning for this major realignment project began in 2013 to address safety and congestion issues at the problematic intersection.  Funding for the project is provided through a combination of MORPC Attributable Funds, ODOT, The Ohio Public Works Commission, and local dollars. The total cost is just under $18 million.  

What is Happening with the Project Now?

The project is now underway!  October 5th, Double Z Construction under the direction of ODOT began road construction and crews are wasting no time.  As utility relocation finishes up, crews will start preparing the new roadway.  During the first phases, motorists should see minimal disruption.  Land has been cleared for the new roadways, improvements to Rush Run have begun, and earthwork for the roadbed is underway.  As construction continues, commuters can expect lane closures, road closures, detours, and other disruptions to traffic patterns. The City of Worthington will work closely with ODOT, Paving the Way, local news outlets, as well as here on the City's website and through social media, to update road and travel conditions through the area.

Phase 1 - Lanes are shifted. Traffic flow maintained in all directions

(October 9, 2020) - Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on East Wilson Bridge, Worthington Galena and Huntley Roads. Drivers may experience traffic delays due to shifts in lane configuration. Access to driveways for homes and businesses will be maintained. No road closures or detours will occur in Phase 1.

  • Huntley Road: northbound traffic will be shifted to the center lane while new northbound lanes are constructed.  Southbound lanes will not be affected at this time. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. 
  • East Wilson Bridge Road: westbound traffic will be shifted to the center lane while new westbound lanes are constructed.  Eastbound lanes will not be affected at this time. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. 
  • Worthington Galena Road north of East Wilson Bridge Road: northbound traffic will be shifted under the I-270 bridge, and reduced to one lane. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane from Sancus Boulevard to just south of the I-270 bridge. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. 
  • The duration of this phase and the current traffic pattern is expected to continue into the Summer of 2021.

How long with construction last?

Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2022.  In addition to the construction of a new roadway and intersection, the following improvements are taking place:

  • Realign Huntley Road and the north leg of Worthington-Galena Road to the east to facilitate through movements in the north-south direction.
  • Realign the south leg of Worthington-Galena Road to intersect Wilson Bridge Road west of the existing intersection.
  • Cul-de-sac the existing Worthington-Galena Road, south of E. Wilson Bridge Road.
  • New traffic signals at realigned intersections.
  • New pavement, pavement markings and roadway signs.
  • New Railroad Crossings.
  • New pedestrian facilities including sidewalks, shared-use paths and accessible curb ramps.
  • New pedestrian crossing countdown timers and push buttons at the signalized intersections.
  • New street lighting.
  • Improvements to Rush Run.

What will it look like when it's done?

Northeast Gateway Final Design by EMH&T  

Huntley Rd. Looking west down E. Wilson Bridge Rd

Huntley Rd. looking west down E. Wilson Bridge Rd.

Worthington Galena Rd Looking across E. Wilson Bridge to Huntley Rd.

Worthington Galena Rd. looking South to Huntley Rd.

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