Pickaway East West Connector
also known as
Rickenbacker Intermodal Connector 

Project Details  
The Pickaway East West Connector will provide a connection between US 23 and the Rickenbacker Intermodal Facility. The project has been broken into phases.

Phase 1

Widen and re-align Duvall Road to a total of three lanes from US 23 to Ashville Pike

Build a bridge over the railroad on Duvall Road

Contract Awarded
Fechko Excavating
Phase 1 Construction Updates
Construction began in November 2012 with “clearing and grubbing” the area. Clearing and grubbing is a transportation term used where the land is cleared so heavy roadway construction can begin.
In 2013, the contractor placed the piers and beams for the bridge over the railroad on Duvall Road. This year, concrete will be poured on the bridge and Duvall Road will be re-aligned.

Phase 1 is expected to be complete in 2014.
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Cost
$12 Million

Funding Sources
  • ODOT
  • TIGER Grant
  • Federal Earmark
  • Ohio Rail Commission
  • Ohio Department of Development
  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Organization (MORPC)
  • CSX Railroad
  • Norfolk Southern Railroad
Future Phases
Phase 1B will widen Ashville Pike from Duvall Road to Rickenbacker Parkway. Construction began at the end of 2013 with " clearing and grubbing." Construction to build the new road is expected to be complete in 2014.

Phase 2 will widen Duvall Road and Ashville Pike from three lanes to five lanes. This project needs to be designed and construction is expected to begin in 2015.
Phase 3 will reconstruct a new interchange at US 23 and SR 762. 
Benefits, Support and Opportunity
  • The project will increase efficiency of the transportation system of the United States because it provides    for the transportation of goods using multiple modes of transportation.
  • Rickenbacker Intermodal Facility has the capacity to handle 250,000 containers annually.
  • The project is part of the Heartland Corridor which ships goods globally.
  • Non-stop travel by the container trucks enhances the environment of the region trucks are not stopping at railroad crossings to wait for trains to pass.
  • The project provides one of two entrances to the Rickenbacker Intermodal Facility.
  • Nearby the interchange at I-270 and Alum Creek is currently undergoing improvements to handle increased capacity.
 
Project History
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Questions and Concerns
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