For Immediate Release
September 12, 2016
Meeker Way to Open Thursday in Delaware County
The following work is planned in the Delaware County area on the specified dates and times. All work is weather dependent; it may be postponed or cancelled without prior notice.
DELAWARE – (NEW) The finish line is in sight on the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to improve the U.S. Route 23 intersections with State Route 315 and Stratford Road.
The project that started earlier this year includes new turn lanes at US 23 at SR 315, the realignment of US 23, SR 315 and Stratford Road and the construction of a new roadway connecting Stratford Road to US 23 north of SR 315.
This morning, the new traffic signal at US 23 and Meeker Way was activated to “flash” and the new roadway, called Meeker Way, is set to open later this week.
By 9 a.m. Thursday, September 15, the signal will be fully operational and Meeker Way will open to traffic. That means both directions of US 23 traffic will have to stop at Meeker Way when the light is red.
After Meeker Way opens on Thursday, Stratford Road will close at US 23 for up to a month so crews can complete the final phase of the project. When Stratford Road closes, the traffic signal at Stratford Road and US 23 will be removed. The detour for Stratford Road is Meeker Way to US 23 or reverse.
When Stratford Road re-opens mid-October, both directions of US 23 traffic will be able to access Stratford Road, but drivers on Stratford Road will only be able to turn right onto US 23 north. Stratford Road drivers will use Meeker Way to access US 23 south. See the graphic below for the final configuration.
The $2 million project is expected to be complete the end of October.
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The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.