Hamilton Road from Rocky Fork Creek to Johnstown Road Improvement Project
June 2016 Update: The project is progressing through the middle phase of construction with traffic running on a combination of permanent and temporary pavement. The current phase includes construction of a new roadway with sidewalks behind the barrels along Hamilton Road. Crews are installing foundations and conduit for new street lighting. Other crews are installing drainage structures for the new roadway. Upcoming work will include the continuation of installing new pavement on Hamilton Road and traffic will be switched to the new pavement. Once the switch is complete, roadway on the other side will be built.
MARCH 21, 2016: The contractor working on the Hamilton Rd Central Project is expecting to implement the second planned project roadway closure of Hamilton Rd on March 28, 2016. Hamilton Rd will be closed to through traffic on March 28, 2016 for 10 days (weather permitting) for the replacement of two box culverts between Clark State Rd and US 62/Johnstown Rd.
Hamilton Rd will be closed to through traffic north of Clark State Rd, and will not permit local traffic to travel any further north than the intersection of Hamilton Rd and Old Mill Dr. Access will be maintained for all area residents and businesses. No through traffic will be permitted on Hamilton Rd south of US 62/Johnstown Rd during this time.
Regional Detour Route - The posted detour route for southbound motorists on Hamilton Road will follow Morse Road west to I-270, south to US 62, and east to Hamilton Road. Northbound motorists will follow the same route in the opposite direction.
Localized Detour Route - Local southbound motorists will be directed southwest on Johnstown Road/US 62 to the intersection of Mill Street/Granville Street and east to Hamilton Road. Northbound motorists will follow the same route in the opposite direction.
The Franklin County Engineer's Office is supervising this $15 million project. Work is being performed by Shelly and Sands, Inc. Funding is provided from the Federal Highway Funds, Ohio Public Works Commission, Franklin County License Plate Fees and the City of Gahanna.
For more information visit: www.gahanna.gov
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015: Clark State Road will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 14 for approximately 45 days, weather permitting. This is for intersection improvements and is part of the Hamilton Road improvement project.
The posted detour route for westbound motorists will follow Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road south to Havens Corners Road, west to Hamilton Road, and north to Clark State Road. Eastbound motorists will follow the detour in the opposite direction.
Franklin County, Ohio-- Dean C. Ringle, P.E., P.S., Franklin County Engineer, announces that a road improvement project on Hamilton Road between Rocky Fork Creek and US Route 62/Johnstown Road will start on June 22. The project will span three construction seasons, wrapping up in the Fall of 2017, weather permitting.
In 1996, the City of Gahanna and Franklin County partnered on a project to improve the safety and reliability of Hamilton Road from I-270 to Morse Road. Due to cost, magnitude, and impact, this project was planned to be implemented in three phases. This is the final phase of the widening project. “We are improving Hamilton Road to meet traffic and safety demands. The project includes widening the last piece of Hamilton Road from two to four lanes, adding turn lanes at several intersections, and constructing two modern roundabouts. These improvements will also better accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists along Hamilton Road,” stated Dean Ringle.
To begin this final phase of the project, work will include the relocation of utilities, installation of new water mains, installation of temporary pavement, relocating the traffic signal at Hamilton Road and Clark State Road, and the replacement of the bridge over Sycamore Run. This work will carry over through this winter and the Spring of 2016. The remainder of the project will occur during the Summer of 2016 through the Fall of 2017.
Hamilton Road will have two detours that will occur during the first year of the project. A 45-day detour will occur during the construction of the roundabout at Clark State Road. Detoured eastbound motorists will follow Havens Corners Road east to Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road and north to Clark State Road. Westbound motorists will follow the detour route in the opposite direction. The second detour is a 21-day detour and will occur during the replacement of the bridge on Hamilton Road over Sycamore Run. Detoured southbound Hamilton Road motorists will proceed to Johnstown Road, southwest to Granville Street and east to Hamilton Road. Northbound Hamilton Road traffic will be maintained.
The Franklin County Engineer's Office will supervise this $15 million project. Work will be performed by Shelly and Sands, Inc. Funding is provided from the Federal Highway Funds, Ohio Public Works Commission, Franklin County License Plate Fees and the City of Gahanna.
For updates, project photos, or additional information, please call our office at (614) 525-3030 or visit the Current Construction Projects page of our website.