Project Description  (Phase 1)

Reconstruction and widening of Orange Road from U.S. 23 to about 500 feet east of Orange Centre Drive.  The need for improvements has been identified due to traffic congestion, crash history and lack of pedestrian infrastructure within the corridor.

This is Phase 1 of a planned overall upgrade of Orange Road to Blue Holly Drive.  The project will be built in multiple construction phases. Phase 1 upgrades include intersection upgrades at U.S. 23 and widening Orange Road to 5 lanes to about 500 feet east of Orange Centre Drive.

Click here for Phase 2 information

Overall Project Planning Phase Information

The public meeting exhibits that were displayed at the open house on July 24, 2013 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 for Phase mal 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

Project Schedule

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

  • Design engineering: 2012-15
  • Right-of-way acquisition: 2015
  • Utility relocation: 2015-16
  • Construction: 2016

Phase 2: Click here

Engineering Information

Preliminary engineering by CHA of Columbus, Ohio.

Estimated Project Cost

Phase 1: $1.3 million

Phase 2: Click here

Questions or Comments?

Your comments or suggestions are important and we would like to hear from you about the project. Please contact Tiffany Jenkins, Senior Project Engineer at 740-833-2400 or send your questions or comments to