For Immediate Release May 5, 2008
Safety Project to Begin in Marion County
Improving Today…Connecting to Tomorrow
DELAWARE, Ohio – As part of The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) initiative to prioritize safety, an intersection and road improvement project will begin May 6 on State Route 423 in Marion County. The goal of the project, between Marion-Cardington Road and Barks Road, is to improve the safety of this roadway and reduce congestion.
The scope of the construction will include the installation of left turn lanes in each direction at the intersection of SR 423 and Marion-Cardington Road. SR 423 will also be widened and a center turn lane will be installed beginning south of Marion-Cardington Road and extending to the five lane section in front of Southland Mall.
The roadway will remain open throughout the project with traffic being shifted to temporary lanes to accommodate construction.
The $2.2 million project is scheduled to be complete in October 2008.
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Serving the central Ohio area comprised of Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union counties, ODOT District 6 is responsible for construction, maintenance, and snow and ice removal on 1,552 bridges and more than 4,300 state, U.S., and interstate highway lane miles.
For more information contact: Brian Hedge (740) 833-8260