Project Description

Reconstruction and widening of Orange Road from U.S. 23 to the Norfolk-Southern Railroad. The need for improvements has been identified due to traffic congestion, crash history and lack of pedestrian infrastructure within the corridor.

Upgrades being considered include:

  • Intersection upgrades at U.S. 23, Highfield Drive and Green Meadows Drive.
  • Comprehensive road widening including possible pedestrian and bicycle paths.

The Delaware County Engineer’s Office will be seeking comments and suggestions about various alternatives for this project.


Project Location and Limits:
Approximately 2 miles of East Powell Road (County Road 14) from South Old State Road to Worthington Road.


Public Meeting Exhibits

The exhibits that were displayed at the open house on July 24 can be downloaded below in the two-page handout below:

Please take a moment to review this information and let us know your suggestions about the project by August 16. You can submit your comments by email or letter to the project manager at the address shown below:

Robert Riley, P.E., Chief Deputy Engineer
Delaware County Engineer’s Office
50 Channing Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015


Notice of Public Meeting

Orange Township and the Delaware County Engineer’s Office cordially invite you to an informational meeting about planned improvements to Orange Road from U.S. 23 to the Norfolk – Southern Railroad. Several different improvements including widening the road and upgrading intersections are being considered for this corridor. Maps and other information about several alternatives being considering will be available for your review. The meeting will be held:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Orange Township Hall
1680 E. Orange Road,
Lewis Center, OH 43035

The meeting is being held in conjunction with the Orange Township Parks Department Open House and will be in an open house format; you are free to come and go as your schedule allows and there will be no formal presentation. Representatives from Orange Township, 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 displayed at the meeting will also be available on the Delaware County Engineer’s website.

If you need special assistance, please contact Robert Riley, Chief Deputy Engineer, at (740) 833-2400. Any comments you have about the project alternatives should be submitted no later than August 16, 2013 to the following:

Robert Riley, P.E., Chief Deputy Engineer
Delaware County Engineer’s Office
50 Channing Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015


Road Closure Information

Maintenance of traffic plan for the project is currently under design.


Project Schedule

Design engineering: 2012-14

Phase 1: U.S. 23 to Orange Centre Drive

  • Right-of-way acquisition: 2014-15
  • Utility relocation: 2014-15
  • Construction: 2015-16

Phase 2: Orange Centre Drive to N-S Railroad

  • Right-of-way acquisition: 2015-16
  • Utility relocation: 2016-17
  • Construction: 2017-18


Engineering Information

Preliminary engineering by RW Armstrong (a CHA Company) of Columbus, Ohio.


Construction Information

Project to be advertised for competitive bidding.


Estimated Project Cost

Phase 1: $2.3 million

Phase 2: $4 million


Questions or Comments?

Your comments or suggestions are important and we would like to hear from you about the project. Please contact Robert Riley, Chief Deputy Engineer at 740-833-2400 or send your questions or comments to