April 2022: Relocation of affected public utilities is nearly complete. Road work will begin in May 2022 including a closure of Worthington Road southbound between Highland Lakes Ave. and Africa Road. Northbound traffic on Africa Road will be maintained through the intersection. Specific dates and more information will be available on our social media.
Maintenance of Traffic:
- South of Africa Road: Two-way traffic will be maintained south of Africa Road at all times except for a weekend closure to install a storm sewer.
- North of Africa Road: Northbound traffic will be maintained at all times. Southbound traffic will be detoured at Highland Lakes Ave. for a period of about 5 months in 2021. Traffic should use Africa Road or State Route 3 as alternates.
- North/West of Worthington Road: South/Eastbound traffic toward the intersection will be maintained at all times. North/westbound traffic will be detoured for about 2 months.
- South/East of Worthington Road: The road will be closed for about 1 month between Parkmoore Drive and Worthington Road; otherwise, westbound traffic will be maintained with a detour for eastbound traffic.
Project Plan Exhibits
A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Orange Township Hall, 1680 East Orange Road, Lewis Center, Ohio to provide information on scope and schedule of planned improvements to the intersection of Worthington Road and Africa Road. This will be an open house format meeting . There will be no formal presentation and you can come and go as your schedule allows. Delaware County Engineer, Delaware County, Ohio staff will be there to answer questions.
The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow and mobility at the intersection of Worthington and Africa Roads.
The project will include widening of Worthington Road to 5-lanes through the intersection (2 northbound, 2 southbound plus left turn lanes), and a new right turn lane for southbound Africa Road. Reconstruction of Worthington Road will extend north to Highland Lakes Avenue, tapering from 5 to 3 lanes about 600 feet north of Africa Road, and includes flattening the existing hills to improve sight distance and safety.
Preliminary Design: 2014-15
Final Engineering: 2017-18
Right of Way Acquisition: 2018-19
Utility Relocation: 2019-21
Questions or Comments:
Please address comments to:
Deputy Design Engineer
Delaware County Engineer’s Office
50 Channing St.
Delaware, OH 43015