Construction Updates

June 17, 2019 – Lewis Center and North Road Intersection to Close for 60 Days Beginning June 24

The intersection of Lewis Center and North Road will close beginning on or about June 24 to begin construction of a new single-lane modern roundabout. This is the second phase of a $3.8 million project to improve both Lewis Center and North Roads in this area.  During the closure, the posted detour route will use Shanahan Road, US 23, Orange Road and Old State Road.

Phase 1 of the project which includes reconstruction of North Road will be wrapping up over the next week with paving on North Road as weather permits.  Local traffic to residences in the work zone should enter/exit from Shanahan Road during the intersection closure.

Phase 3 will begin in August with a 6 week closure of Lewis Center Road between the Olentangy HS Entrance and Weeping Rock Creek for replacement of a large culvert.  All road work will be wrapped up in October this year.

Project Description

Planned improvements to Lewis Center Road (CR 106) between the Olentangy High School entrance and the CSX/Norfolk-Southern Railroad, and North Road between Lewis Center Road and North Farms subdivision. The project will also include a single-lane modern roundabout at the intersection of Lewis Center and North Road. Grading and drainage improvements will be included to make way for a future shared use path to be built on the north side of Lewis Center Road and west side of North Road as a separate project.


Public Information Meeting Scheduled for October 17, 2017:

The Delaware County Engineer’s Office will be hosting an informational meeting regarding planned improvements to Lewis Center Road and North Road in Lewis Center.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Lewis Center United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall)
1081 Lewis Center Road
Lewis Center, OH 43035

The meeting will be an open house format. There will be no formal presentation; you are free to come and go as your schedule allows. Representatives from the County Engineer’s Office and the design consultant will be available to answer your questions about the project.

If you are unable to attend the meeting the information provided will also be available on the Delaware County Engineer’s website.

So that we can incorporate any necessary changes into the proposed plans, please provide any comments you have about the project no later than November 17, 2017.

If you need special assistance or wish to provide your comments by phone or email, please contact Robert Riley, Chief Deputy Engineer at (740) 833-2400 or at

Exhibits Provided at the Meeting

Construction and Road Closure Information

Phase 1 construction will include closure of North Road, while traffic on Lewis Center Road is maintained.

Phase 2 construction will include construction of the new roundabout at the intersection of Lewis Center and North Road.

Phase 3 construction will include construction on Lewis Center Road between the Olentangy High School entrance and the Lewis Center United Methodist Church.

Dates will be provided when available.

Project Schedule

Design engineering: January 2016 to December 2017

Right-of-way acquisition: October 2017 to April 2018

Utility relocation: March 2018 to July 2018

Construction: Fall 2018 to Summer 2019

Engineering Information

Construction plans prepared by the IBI Group, Columbus, Ohio.

Estimated Project Cost

$3.8 million. All costs to be paid by Delaware County and Orange Township.

Questions or Comments?

Delaware County welcomes your questions or comments on this project. Please contact us at 740-833-2400 or by email at for more information.