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Open House set for second phase of State Rte. 161 roundabout construction projects

Open House for State Route 161 Corridor Improvements – Phase 2 (Ambleside Dr. to Maple Canyon)

The City of Columbus and the Ohio Dept. of Transportation are hosting an Open House to discuss the second phase of proposed improvements to St. Rt. 161 (Dublin-Granville Rd.). This work is planned for the 2026 and 2027 construction seasons.

Phase 2 will include significant road construction, utility relocations, and detours.

Open House for Residents:

Thursday, June 29, 2023
11 am to 1 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Karl Rd. Library Branch, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
5590 Karl Rd.

Residents unable to attend can find more information and submit comments at the link below.

The first phase of this project includes current roundabout-related construction work on Karl Rd. and Maple Canyon.

Improvements include:

  • Replace traffic signals at intersections of 161 and Tamarack/Sharon Woods and Beechcroft Rd.
  • Shared use path on the north and south sides of 161 between Ambleside and Maple canyon
  • Improve side streets along Tamarack/Sharon Woods and Beechcroft Rd. (install urban roundabouts, widen and repave streets, replace/install sidewalks, raised median between the roundabouts)
  • Curbs, curb ramps, street lighting, storm sewer improvements.

Project Goals and Needs

The project intends to improve safety and traffic operations while meeting identified needs including:

  • Improving access management
  • Accommodating future developments consistent with the City of Columbus access management standards and guidelines
  • Improving safety at the service road intersections
  • Improve Improving traffic flow

More information is available here:

One thought on “Open House set for second phase of State Rte. 161 roundabout construction projects

  1. Jeannie Schneider

    Wanted association to be aware of my participation in this project. I do not use social media, so have no where to post it……put feel free to do so on my behalf.

    COMMENTS SENT TO: (6/27/23)
    I am positive this is a Done Deal….but here is my opinion: I think the roundabout structures are ridiculous and dangerous. I will go out of my way to avoid them, including the new ones to be be recently completed on Maple Canyon and N. Karl Road, I have been avoiding the Maple Canyon intersection for years. I have no idea what a “Shared Use Path” is …..AKA access Road? I am excited to see the additional improvements listed in the email I received.
    I truly question the advantage to safety and traffic flow. from the roundabouts. I see it more as a financial./economics issue. My main concern is how the Columbus City School buses maneuver these roundabouts. I know how local traffic in other areas maneuver them and it is a scary situation if you are unfamiliar with the traffic pattern……or even if you are.
    I am sure these are not new comments from people you consider resistant to change, but thank you for opportunity

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