The once highly anticipated safety and beautification project along SR 256 in Pickerington, Ohio, is now complete. The project delivers increased roadway capacity, improved design to reduce collisions and reduced travel times. In fact, a travel time study shows a 7% reduction in peak hour travel times which exceeds the safety study modeling 5% reduction projections. Other notable features of the project include:
- Third southbound travel lane addition, primarily within existing curb lines;
- Complete Adaptive Signal System from I-70 interchange to Diley Road;
- Utility relocation / coordination and public involvement on a commercial, multijurisdictional arterial during construction; and
- Corridor and gateway branding with bronze mast arm signals and signing, intersection lighting, new street trees, and hardscape / landscaped center medians.
The project, which required significant coordination between multiple government agencies (e.g., City of Pickerington, Ohio Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Fairfield County, Violet Township, and City of Reynoldsburg), resulted in a vibrant corridor transformation, one that brings increased safety and capacity to area residents, businesses and visitors. GPD’s Project Manager Scott Seaman shares, “It’s been rewarding to see the transformation and benefit provided to the residents that drive the corridor.”