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SR 16/Cherry Valley Road Interchange
This project  is intended to improve capacity, traffic flow, safety, and connections between local and state roads in the area of the SR 16 and Cherry Valley Road intersection in Licking County. 
Winter 2014 Update
On Thursday, December 18, 2014,  the Transportation Review Advisory Committee​ provided preliminary funding approval for the project. All TRAC-recommended projects will be in a public comment phase until January 20, 2015 before the council makes final award decisions, and before ODOT can take any further action toward breaking ground. 
ODOT Preferred Design Alternative
Click to EnlargeOut of five alternatives, ODOT's preferred design will:
  • Close Cherry Valley Road on either side of the current intersection with 
    State Route 16.
  • Close the eastbound on-ramp from ​Newark-Granville Road to
    State Route 16 (on the west end of Newark).
  • Create a partial-clover leaf interchange and overpass approximately
    one-half mile east of the current intersection.
  • Construct a shared-use path that connects the Newark-Granville Road path
    to the T.J. Evans Trail.
  • Create a new intersection with Cherry Valley Road that will enhance access to Thornwood Drive and parts of Heath to the south. 
  • Have the greatest level of traffic service and the least impact on environment and right-of-way concerns compared to the other four design alternatives.



Area Study, April 2010

Environmental Studies Letter​

Public Meeting Presentation - November 2010

TRAC Presentation - October 2011

Project Fact Sheet
  Click here for more information on the Study's history, why the project is needed, and what's coming next.


  Click here for information about how each of the alternatives were evaluated.


General Note/Response to Public Comment​  

Newark Rotary Club Presentation - February 14


 Questions or Comments?



Heather Gilbert, Project Manager
ODOT District 5
9600 Jacksontown Road SE
Jacksontown, Ohio 43030​






Initial Public Meeting:
  Fall 2010

Environmental Clearance, Preferred Alternative:
  July 2011

Final Design and Right-of-Way Acquisition:
  July 2013

Begin Construction:
  To be Determined